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25 thoughts on “Can The President Grant Preemptive Pardons To His Children? | NBC News NOW

  1. I am going to slam you on this bias bs. Just calling out your bias!
    Franklin D. Roosevelt: 2,819 pardons
    Harry S. Truman: 1,913 pardons
    Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1,110 pardons
    Woodrow Wilson: 1,087 pardons
    Lyndon Johnson: 960 pardons
    Richard Nixon: 863 pardons
    Calvin Coolidge: 773 pardons
    Herbert Hoover: 672 pardons
    Theodore Roosevelt: 668 pardons
    Jimmy Carter: 534 pardons
    John F. Kennedy: 472 pardons
    Bill Clinton: 396 pardons
    Ronald Reagan: 393 pardons
    William H. Taft: 383 pardons
    Gerald Ford: 382 pardons
    Warren Harding: 386 pardons
    William McKinley: 291 pardons
    Barack Obama: 212 pardons
    George W. Bush: 189 pardons
    George H.W. Bush: 74 pardons
    Donald J. Trump: 10 pardons*

    Note President got the least number. Now what did you say again? You are such a hypocrite.

  2. Some people argue that it is lawful for a President to issue preemptive pardons to people accused of crimes but not yet prosecuted and convicted. Here is my POV. The Constitution uses the specific words "reprieve" and "offences" (AKA 'crimes'). When the general public and media refer to a 'crime' they are usually referring to a particular criminal deed of note. When the courts refer to a crime they are usually referencing a criminal act(s) as it relates to a person(s) alleged of committing that crime(s). All citizens are presumed innocent of any allegation of crime unless they are proven guilty by way of lawful prosecution and conviction in a court of law. This means that until a person is convicted of a crime, they are innocent and cannot ever be punished. A person would have to be near brain dead to say that there is no difference between an allegation of crime either before conviction when they are innocent and after prosecution when they are guilty. Due to this fact one can only refer to a convicted person as a criminal and not a person subject to an allegation of crime. So, in courts of law and all legal doctrines like the US Constitution where this is such an important distinguishing factor, when legal authorities use the term offense' (AKA 'crime') they would not and could not ever mean to refer to people subject to allegations of crime as well as people convicted of crimes. Please consider this, if everyone is presumed innocent unless they are proven guilty, why would the Constitution presume to empower the President to grant pardons to people who are already presumed innocent? Further, since people are presumed innocent and authorities are forbidden from imposing any form of punishment upon innocent people not convicted of a crime,why would the US Constitution presume to empower a President to pardon an innocent person and grant an innocent person 'reprieve' from punishments the authorities are already forbidden from imposing on innocent people. The pardon powers are for pardoning and granting reprieve to people convicted of crimes /offences. If any of the courts have ruled otherwise, they are clearly wrong in their misinterpretation.

  3. If he does pardon his children it will just show what a conman he is. Moreover, it will substantiate what most of us who know he is a cheat, a lier, a bigot and above all incompetent president. He will go with no legacy, but only as a bad bad guy.

  4. Can the divided and chaotic democracy survive in the face of a powerful, aggressive, expansive, unscrupulous authoritarian dictatorship like communist China ? Look at the corruption then intimidation by CCP unfolding right now in Australia, the answer is clear.

  5. Clown and your cronies justice is closing on you and your cronies get ready if you pardon yourself and your cronies means all of you are guilty for criminal case..remember justice matters..ok clown..$#

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