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    All The President’s Pardons

    All The President’s Pardons

    Dinesh, Martha and Blago (?), oh my

    ALL the pardons!

    Thursday, Trump announced via Twitter that he will be issuing a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza.

    “The conservative author and filmmaker who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws in 2014 after he was indicted earlier that year on charges that he illegally used straw donors to contribute to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in New York in 2012,” reports CNN.

    CNN reports Trump called D’Souza Wednesday night to tell him of the coming pardon before announcing it Thursday. The pardon had been issued before Trump tweeted about it.

    The President told reporters D’Souza “almost had a heart attack” upon hearing the news.

    The White House statement:

    Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) to Dinesh D’Souza, an accomplished author, lecturer, and scholar.

    Mr. D’Souza was, in the President’s opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws. Mr. D’Souza accepted responsibility for his actions, and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship.

    In light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr. D’Souza is fully worthy of this pardon.

    Needless to say, D’Souza is elated.

    D’Souza’s wife thanked Sen. Cruz for keeping the issue in the spotlight.

    Sen. Cruz praised Trump’s decision to issue a pardon:

    Trump is also considering a few other pardons:

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    practicalconservative | May 31, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    CNN brought out a “legal expert” who claimed that the Article II clause “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed” could be used to override the President’s pardon power if it interfered with the Mueller investigation. (https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/05/02/trump-pardoning-powers-todd-dnt-tsr.cnn)

    The President’s pardon power is a plenary power. A pardon is not subject to review in any other place. Impeachment is the only remedy but it would not undue a pardon.

    What is CNN thinking?


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