View Poll Results: Will the President be Pardonned of his Federal Crimes

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  • Yes, he'll pardon himself

    7 58.33%
  • Yes, he'll resign and let Pence pardon him

    1 8.33%
  • No, he'll only pardon his minions

    4 33.33%
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    Poll: Pardons on the way out?

    What will the President do with less than 2 weeks to go?
    ...he went up late, and I was already up there.

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    I don't know about that middle option. It seems Trump's minions were planning to execute Pence if they could corral him yesterday.

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    I could see him pardoning himself just to see what would happen since it hasn't been adjudicated before
    We've come a long way since my bench seat at the Fieldhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoMuskies View Post
    I don't know about that middle option. It seems Trump's minions were planning to execute Pence if they could corral him yesterday.
    I think it would have been smart for the cabinet and Pence to tell Trump that he could resign and be pardoned by Pence or they would invoke the 25th. Probably would have been the best outcome (well for everyone but Pence who would be dead politically, but lets be honest, he is already).
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    Can someone help me understand how you can get a pardon without some type of arrest/conviction?

    Can you get a pardon for potential arrests? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    Can someone help me understand how you can get a pardon without some type of arrest/conviction?

    Can you get a pardon for potential arrests? I don't get it.
    Are there civil or other suits waiting that were not allowed to move forward due to his position as POTUS?
    We've come a long way since my bench seat at the Fieldhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    Can someone help me understand how you can get a pardon without some type of arrest/conviction?

    Can you get a pardon for potential arrests? I don't get it.
    Yes, see Richard Nixon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XU 87 View Post
    Yes, see Richard Nixon.
    I believe Ford pardoned Nixon.

    Can Trump pardon himself from all potential legal action while in office? That seems a little dangerous.

    I guess I'm really just confused about this whole concept of pardoning yourself - especially since he will be well out of office by the time any arrests or legal mobs come.

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    Maybe it's a bit like confession without the priest . He can confess all his crimes to himself and then pardon himself.

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    I understand pardoning his cronies that have been convicted - makes logical sense.

    But pardoning his family members? For what?

    "I absolve you from your sins" - and that works?

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