Donald Trump is on the home stretch of his US presidency from pardons for friends. Rudy Giuliani and his three oldest children are said to be part of this group.
- Just before the end of his Term of office could Donald Trump of his right to pardon Make use.
- To the people who are “preventive” from Pardon Trump could let belong Rudy Giuliani and some members of the Familie Trump.
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Update from December 2nd, 2020, 3 p.m .: At the end of a term of office, a US president usually makes greater use of his right to a pardon.
So took advantage Bill Clinton his last day in office to pardon no fewer than 140 people. Donald Trump has so far expressed grace in 45 cases. The question now arises who Trump could pardon in the remaining days of his term in office. There is of course Rudy Giuliani (see first report), but according to the “New York Times”, Trump’s own family can also be considered.
Donald Trump: Preventive Family Pardons?
Accordingly, Trump has discussed with advisors whether he should also pardon his children and his son-in-law in advance. Trump reportedly expressed concern that the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice could target almost the entire Trump family – Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.
Trump’s thinking about pardoning Ivanka, Don Jr, Eric, Kushner and Giuliani. Trump clearly knows they are all criminals who belong in prison.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 2, 2020
After all, the contacts were made by Donald Trump Jr. Before the US election in 2016 with Russia already investigated by special investigator Robert Mueller, Trump Junior was never charged. At Kushner One factor is the fact that he gave false information about his contacts with foreigners to federal authorities for his security clearance. It is unclear whose Eric Trump or Ivanka Trump could have been guilty. They may be implicated in the Trump Organization’s dark machinations, which are currently under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
In any case, the US President is only empowered in federal criminal matters Pardons to pronounce. However, his grace does not offer protection from crimes that affect national law. As a rule, the governors are responsible here. It is also questionable whether preventive pardons would have any validity at all for impending future criminal proceedings.
Donald Trump: Rudy Giuliani asks the president for a pardon
First report from December 1st, 2020: Washington – Rudy Giuliani is considered to be the most important whisperer in the team around Donald Trump. It is the former mayor of New York who, like no other, encourages the elected president not to give up the lost battle for re-election as US president. To do this, Giuliani stands in front of cameras, gives incendiary speeches and accepts that the nation will make fun of hair dyes that run down his cheek during sweaty press conferences.
Rudy Giuliani: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer fights for the president
Now it seems as if the once highly regarded lawyer received his wages in the form of a “preventive pardon” by Donald Trump calls for the keys to be given to the President-Elect before the man in the White House on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden must pass. According to a report in the Washington Post Rudy Giuliani tried in the last week of November 2020 to convince Trump to protect him from any federal prosecution.
“A Giuliani pardon would look so corrupt that it would put huge pressure on the Department of Justice to bring in a special prosecutor to look into it.” – @NoahRFeldman https://t.co/NN3xhG4DX5
– Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) December 1, 2020
Washington Post sources, two participants in the conversation, then stated that Donald Trump have not yet signaled a definitive commitment for such an action. This may also be due to the fact that no public allegations regarding any criminal offenses of the Rudy Giuliani to stand in the room. Nevertheless, Giuliani had to be questioned by the judiciary several times, including by the federal prosecutor’s office in Manhattan regarding his business in Ukraine and his role in ousting the American ambassador there.
Rudy Giuliani is not aware of any guilt, but he still wants a pardon for Donald Trump
Robert Costello, Rudy Giuliani’s personal attorney stated, “Mr. Giuliani is not concerned about this investigation because he did nothing wrong. That’s our position from day one. ”From the office of Donald Trump so far there has been no comment on the matter, a spokeswoman ignored the request of the “Washington Post” for a comment.
NEW – Giuliani is said to have discussed a preemptive pardon with Trump. @nytmike and me https://t.co/PdV30bRGEi
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 1, 2020
The width pardon, the Rudy Giuliani and which anticipates any charge or conviction is highly unusual in the US, but it is based on prominent precedents. President George Washington pardoned conspirators of the so-called whiskey rebellion and protected them from treason. The best-known example was provided by Gerald R. Ford, who pardoned Richard Nixon for all of his actions during his tenure as president. Democrat Jimmy Carter pardoned thousands of American men who had illegally avoided war in Vietnam under current law.
So far, Donald Trump has pardoned people around him – will he soon pardon himself?
Donald Trump has so far used his grace generously in cases that concern him personally or people who have a direct line to him or are personally friends with him, while thousands of other cases await their review. Most recently, the elected president pardoned his former security advisor Michael T. Flynn, who admitted to lying to the FBI in the course of the Russian investigation into Donald Trump.
Nothing says criminal like asking for a “pre-emptive pardon”. What exactly does Rudy Giuliani need a pardon for?
— Chris Rilling🌊🌊🌊🌍 (@tokitaeII) December 1, 2020
Since then it has been speculated who Donald Trump next pardon could. Rudy Giuliani would not be surprising, after all, the former New York federal attorney was always loyal to the outgoing president. But the biggest question remains: Will Donald Trump try to pardon himself? (Christian Stör, Mirko Schmid)
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