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.
After Paul Manafort was shipped off to jail, Rudy Giuliani said that Trump might clean up the Mueller investigation with pardons, which is witness tampering.
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.”
Law professor Zephyr Teachout wants to be Attorney General of New York, and as she announced her candidacy on Tuesday she said her main campaign promise would be to investigate and litigate against President Donald Trump.
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.