Rachel Maddow showed how prosecutors in New York blew up Trump’s plan to use pardons to kill the Mueller investigation.
That is why New York prosecutors today, not federal prosecutors, but state prosecutors in New York threw a huge wrench in the works for the White House today when they unsealed a brand-new 16-count felony indictment against presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort just minutes after his sentence was announced in court in D.C. Obviously the immediate revelation everybody had upon seeing that indictment is whatever the president may be considering in terms of using the pardon power, and whatever the president might be thinking about whether he’s going to spring Manafort, either getting rid of his convictions all together, just getting rid of the federal prison time that Manafort is about to do, the immediate revelation from that New York indictment today was, well, as we all know, there is no such thing as a presidential pardon for state crimes.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason spent four years as a political columnist and the politics editor at 411mania.com, where he covered such issues as the Iraq War, warrantless wiretapping, and the daily workings of the American legislative process. Jason has also written for the Blogger News Network and saw his 2008 presidential election coverage quoted in over 300 newspapers worldwide. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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