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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:18 PM

9. I agree that he is using the pardon to obstruct justice

And if there is enough evidence of a quid pro quo, he should be prosecuted for obstruction and public corruption.

But corrupt intent cannot invalidate a pardon and impeachment without conviction cannot reduce a president's powers. The Constitution does not condition pardons on the president having a valid or non-corrupt reason for them. He can do them for any reason. And impeached presidents who have not be removed continue to be president with all of the powers of the office. A bare majority of Congress cannot remove a president's powers through impeachment - that would turn the Constitution and separation of powers on their heads.

That's not making excuses for him. That's just stating the law.

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