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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 07:46 PM

It's a good bet Trump pardons his felon allies. Here's when that's most likely.

The future isnít promised, but it is a good bet that three felons and close allies of President Trump ó Roger Stone (found guilty of obstruction of a congressional investigation, witness tampering and lying to Congress), Paul Manafort (serving a prison sentence for tax evasion and bank fraud) and Michael Flynn (pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI) ó will be granted executive clemency. The only question is when.

It might be a tad bit premature for Manafort to start humming ďIíll Be Home for Christmas.Ē But he will be there next year.

To be sure, Trump could free his friends before voters cast their ballots in 2020. But thatís politically risky, as President Gerald Fordís 1976 defeat can attest. His approval rating dropped more than 30 points after he pardoned Richard M. Nixon.

Trumpís safest course of action would be to wait to do the dirty deed until after Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. Trumpís impulsiveness, however, is a wild card.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-a-good-bet-trump-pardons-his-felon-allies-heres-when-thats-most-likely/2019/11/29/3cdd83d8-12bd-11ea-b0fc-62cc38411ebb_story.html

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Karadeniz Nov 2019 #1
keithbvadu2 Nov 2019 #2
SonofDonald Nov 2019 #3
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:52 PM

1. Wish we could overhaul the prez pardon system...not that Trump follows the protocol.

It shouldn't be possible for prez to pardon people he's associated with in illegality. Hardly a deterrent if wrongdoers for a prez know they'll be pardoned.

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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:11 PM

2. Two generals... Flynn & Arnold

Two generals... Flynn & Arnold

Gen Michael Flynn and Gen Benedict Arnold both started out as patriots who served their country well.

Arnold died a traitor in England.

He was not lucky enough to have a Donald Trump on his side.

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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 11:42 PM

3. If so I hope it's taken to court

As he's pardoning people he was in a criminal enterprise with.

I've read that they will do it.

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:28 AM

4. If Ghouliani is convicted of a crime you can add

his name to the list.

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