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Is Trump Going to Pardon Himself Before Leaving Office?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that President Donald Trump should seek “some key attorneys’ advice” about whether he should pardon himself before he leaves office.

“I think it’s something that the president should ask some key attorneys’ advice on, including the attorney general. I think that it’s a real danger,” Gingrich told Fox News’ “Hannity.”

“We have never criminalized the presidency in the way that the left is now talking about. And this is going to become a very dangerous country if you’re faced with the prospect that when you leave office, you go to jail,” he continued.

Host Sean Hannity referenced a November 24 column in The New York Times from Andrew Weissmann, a key prosecutor with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, who argued that the president should be investigated and prosecuted if he is guilty of violating any federal offenses.

“But as painful and hard as it may be for the country, I believe the next attorney general should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes,” Weissmann wrote.

“I read that and I said on the air today … And if that’s what they want to do, if Biden ever became president, I’d tell Trump, ‘Pardon yourself and pardon your family,’” said Hannity.

Gingrich agreed that there is a very real possibility that Trump’s political opponents might seek legal recourse after he leaves office.

“Look, I think you have to start with a very simple premise. They hate Trump. They will do anything they can to cause pain to Trump or to cause pain to anybody who’s worked for Trump or who has supported Trump, or who has spoken out in favor of Trump,” he said, claiming that “this is a cultural Civil War and these people are playing for blood. It shouldn’t surprise us,” he said.

Hannity noted that “the power of the [presidential] pardon is absolute,” and asked, “Does he have to pardon himself and his family out the door because they want to pursue this guy into the grave if that happened?”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said in June 2019 that she believed the Department of Justice (DOJ) “would have no choice” but to prosecute Trump after he leaves office. President-elect Joe Biden has acknowledged that prosecuting Trump would be “not very good for democracy.” But he also said he would not block the DOJ from doing so.

Trump noted in June 2018 that he believed he could pardon himself at any time but asked in a tweet, “Why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?”

Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ending Flynn’s legal limbo after he initially pleaded guilty as part of Mueller’s probe.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Trump’s pardon as “an act of grave corruption and a brazen abuse of power.”

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27 COMMENTS

  1. The democrat/communists will stoop to no end in order to keep themselves in power for ever. They have and will continue destroy anyone that gets in their way or opposes them in the nth degree. Screw all the democrat/communists and their henchmen forever.

    • President Trump did not do anything wrong. You have to be kidding me the ones that did all the corruption and fraud and are criminals are the Democrats. They are evil and I know Trump won the election. President Trump was the best president we ever had. I hope the correct people the Democrats get their day evil always gets theirs. God Bless President Trump

    • I feel that President Trump has done nothing wrong & does not need a pardon. However, no political figure has created such personal hatred for himself. It seems as though that hatred could be passed through families like the Hatfields & the Mcoys!! There is the danger that we could have 50 years of investigations after he leaves office. A comlete pardon would stop most of this from happening.

      Now, if Trump wants to run again in 4 years, the pardon could spark more investigations about Trump, but he has lived through that before. It is my personal opinion that Trump should retire quietly from the public, except from doing his highly successful campaign rallies. The more he does those, the madder the left gets….and they cannot stop him!!! I feel that Trump can best use his time aiding the GOP by having a campaign to have the states pass uniform voter standerds…all mail in votes have to be in the county recorders office by 8pm on the day of the electon…PERIOD. THERE IS NO EXTENTION OF THE ELECTION. Other reforms are needed as well. This campaign should begin by May 1, 2021 as to make it possible for Trump to legaly win in 2024.

  2. I have never in my lifetime seen anything as evil as the democrats. They will do anything and everything to destroy this country. It is very mind boggling to think that there were that many people that voted for Biden and Kamala. We are not even going to recognize this country if they actually make it into office. The criminals will all be turned loose and murderers and rapist will be running the streets and their will be no accountability or punishment. The wars that have taken place for the last year in the streets is a good example of their leadership. god HELP us!!

  3. This is a shame what injustice that is being
    Carried out by the left liberals
    Lie after lie cover up after cover up
    And no one seems to be able to stop them
    Something needs to be done
    Before our country is sold down the river by
    These lieing thief’s how much longer must we have put up with this j

  4. I would have to say this.. President Trump has done nothing wrong, compare to the Democrats who have never been in prison for their horrible wrong doings..Now, America will not be the same anymore..

  5. I believe Mr Trump should protect himself & his family. The democrats have tried every way possible to get him already. With them in the seats they will have, please do something now before it’s too late. Prayers with you & your family for guidance & protection.

  6. HOW CAN A PERSON PARDON THEMSELF? IS A PRESIDENT ABOVE THE LAW AND WHY SO? THIS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE RIGHT ESPECIALLY WHEN HE HAS CONFESSED TO DOING NO WRONG. GOD HELP THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  7. Yes, please pardon yourself, even though you have done nothing wrong the left will do anything, even if illegal, to see you behind bars. Pardon all your family. The left is demonically evil and will stop at nothing. Pardon VP Pence and his family too!!!!

  8. ABSOLUTELY! CYA (Cover Your A–)

    These idiot left and socialist/marxist/communists formerly known as the democrats cannot be trusted at all!

    Protect yourself Mr President, your family and business. You had this election stolen and that is so obvious to everyone except the blind left. So this way, you can play the same game they do. We are behind you President Trump and will still be until you get back into office. Most likely to go clean up more disasters they make. Don’t give them the satisfaction of conceding!

  9. Yes he should and his whole family because he showed the people that politicians ( Biden Obama and Democrats ) that they didn’t know how to run the country. Everything they did was for themselves not the people and President Trump did more for the people in his first month than O and B did in 8 years

  10. I hope he pardons himself and the entire family. The evil haters will do anything to hurt President Trump or anyone else he is affiliated with. That will at least stop them temporarily until they can drum up some other strategy to hurt him.

  11. What has happened to America?? Why do they continue to hate Trump ?? He is the best president ever. Biden is a horrible person and a sexual predator and never had anyone show up to his rallies. Voter fraud definitely no doubt about it God help America. Obama should just go away like Bush did and leave us alone.

  12. Trump lost n I’m glad he did, Trump was never a great president ever since he went to office all he did was dia Troy our country-became ,he has done more damage then any other president. go crawl under a rock you deserve that. He will be known as the worst president ever….🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😤

  13. Biden has proven from past videos that expose him he is incapable of any self thoughts and ideas. HE IS A PLAGARIZER that steals others ideas and passes them off as his own. I can only fear that he will be President in name only and an acting PUPPET as POTUS to others ideals

  14. That is exactly right. Why would he have to Pardon himself. He has done nothing wrong. As far as I am concerned, Biden won’t make it to the Swearing In Ceremony. He is already on his last legs. Nobody believes his has been the Winner of the Election to begin with. This is about the dumbest thing that has ever happened in America. Biden can’t even be sworn in as if he is then he is going to recommend that the Worst President of the United States be in the Highest Court of the Land. This can’t be happening. Obama in the Supreme Court. God Forbid that this should happen. He isn’t even a Citizen of the USA.

  15. You can Bett you sweet ass this is why DEMO–C–RATS USED ALL THE ILLEGAL VOTEING POSSIBLETIES IMAGINABLE to get CRIMINAL O’BIDEN into the Presidency !!! Guaranteed their plans are to PARDON himself Hunter,& his crooked family ,O’SLIMA,probably George SORRASS,plus hundreds of other DEMO–C–RATs , including Al Not so Sharp-ton !!!

  16. Love to see if LYING BIDEN and his RAT CLAN are HYPOCRITES or if he releases them. If irregular income is exposed tying him to illeal income …WILL the HOUSE RATS fall all over themselves investigating wrong doing and RUSH to IMPEACH BIDEN ??

  17. When a voting machine company is willing to sell controlling shares of the y isfirm to national political leaders, there is no concept of ethics left in business or politics. Maybe a law was never passed to make it illegal, but it is unethical. The huge amount of money spent in politics isn’t necessary. State your beliefs and the other guy does the same, however, smearing candidates, using media to brainwash voters, ( media bought)this is war not politics. I think lawyers will recommend a pardon for the president and as we lose all morals, decency, and self respect in congressional representatives of greed it will be necessary. Did you think I was going to say people, no, they do not represent us. They represent their own lust for power, money and fame. Our patriots in their graves are crying out to us. Arlington cemetery and the Unknown Soldier are shouting, “Wake Up” We are being attacked from within, split apart, hustled by our elected officials. Freedom has a price. . . . have the courage of our forefathers, those farmers that took on the best trained, best supplied military force in Europe and won our independence from England. We can lose it all, through brainwashing, greedy news, tv goes to the highest bidder, and our capital, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world houses immorality.

  18. You lost, now get out! You actually lost the popular vote twice and should never have been in office. You have scammed enough money from people now leave!

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