Poll: Voters Believe It Would Be Inappropriate of Trump to Pardon His Family Members

The New York Times reported last week that President Donald Trump had discussed with his advisers the possibility of pardoning his three elder children––Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump––as well as his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. And now a Morning Consult-Politico poll has found that more voters believe it would be inappropriate of the president to pardon his family members. read more

Democrats Move To Cut Off Trump From Pardoning Himself Or His Family

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced a resolution that would direct the Attorney General to turn over information and documents related to Trump’s use of pardons.

According to a statement from Rep. Lieu’s office, “The Lieu/Pascrell Resolution of Inquiry would ask the White House and direct the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to provide to the House any documents, recordings, memos, records, or other communications relating to any pardon Donald Trump has issued or has considered issuing, including those potentially involving Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and anyone else including Trump’s family and himself.” read more

Crisis in New York As Trump Pardons Require Urgent Law Change

One way that Robert Mueller and the FBI have been preparing to fight against the prospect of Donald Trump pardons is by sharing their information with New York prosecutors.  The plan is to have New York bring state criminal charges if Trump issues federal pardons. Pardons have been anticipated for such criminals as Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and others yet to be charged, such as Michael Cohen. read more