Since the start of special prosecutor Robert Muellers Russia investigation, parallels have been drawn between Trumps situation and the one faced by disgraced ex-president Richard Nixon.
Nixon, its commonly understood, offered his resignation, sparing the country an impeachment fight, and received a pardon from his successor, President Gerald Ford.
Since there is a Justice Department memo that states Trump could not be indicted while serving, and because his Republican successor could pardon him, many have speculated that the same thing will play out again.
But blogger and national security and intelligence journalist Marcy Wheeler doesnt believe that would work for Trump.
In a new blog post, Wheeler argues that Pences pardon power could spare Trump prison, but not save the thing he values the most, his company.
Presidents cannot pardon companies, such as the Trump Org.
On Tuesday, Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano revealed to host Shep Smith that Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted strategically to block President Donald Trump from pardoning Paul Manafort.
Manafort, Trumps former campaign manager, was busted for lying even after he signed a plea agreement.
It is unclear exactly what he lied about, but Napolitano explained that Mueller designed the plea agreement in such a way that it is pardon proof.
21 NOV 2018 AT 09:42 ET
Members of President Donald Trumps team believe his legal problems may not end with the Mueller probe, Axios reports.
While Trump has steadfastly maintained that Russia collusion was the only topic to be investigated by the special prosecutor, the Trump Organizations chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg made an immunity deal with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York and no one knows what information he gave up.
While Trumps attorney Rudy Giuliani told Axios he was not worried, he also said he had not talked to the former CFO.
I guess I dont know for sure, Giuliani said. Somebody couldve misled me, something new couldve come up. Maybe say reasonably confident. That would be a better way of phrasing it.
Axios reports that people have told us theyre far more worried about the Cohen investigation in New York than they are about whatever Mueller comes up with.
Special counsel Robert Mueller just filed a new and extensive motion that is being kept under seal for the grand jury, according to Politico reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
The reporter posted a screen capture from the update showing Mueller made the November update as part of Case Name: In re: Grand Jury Subpoena. It explained, The following transaction was entered on 11/20/2018 3:49:22 PM EST and filed on 11/20/2018.
Another NEW sealed motion just filed -- apparently from Mueller -- in the mystery grand jury subpoena case we've been tracking here at @politico - This one is 3,074 words. http://ow.ly/UyKY30mGZe1
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Politico has been following the secret subpoena as Mueller was locked in some kind of dispute with a witness, who is refusing to give up information requested by the investigators.
The information is all under seal, so it makes it difficult for the public to track any specific information other than, the filings and procedures entered into the public record. Because the witness is refusing to cooperate, a process of elimination can likely gather who the witness is not, but that still leaves a number of possibilities.
President Donald Trump received a transatlantic smackdown after bizarre statements he made while touring the devastation of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
We gotta take care of the floors, you know, the floors of the forest, Trump claimed.
You look at other countries where they do it differently and its a whole different story, he continued. I was with the president of Finland and he said: We have a much different were a forest nation. He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they dont have any problem.
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland denied the conversation.
I mentioned [to] him that Finland is a land covered by forests and we also have a good monitoring system and network, Niinistö said.
Meanwhile, Finns used social media to mock Trumps claim.
Here are some of the funniest comments:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/finns-ruthlessly-mock-trumps-claims-take-care-floors-forests/?utm_source=push_notifications
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