The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court.
About half of the 18-page document was blacked out, with the publicly available version providing few details of the alleged scheme, and naming none of the people potentially involved.According to the order unsealed by Howell, federal prosecutors in Washington said they had obtained evidence of a bribery scheme in which someone “would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence.”
The Justice Department had to ask Howell’s permission to view certain electronic communications between a lawyer and clients, who were not identified. Howell granted the request in August, saying attorney-client privilege did not apply in that instance.
Prosecutors had said they planned to “confront” three unnamed individuals with the communications and finish their investigation.Presidents enjoy wide latitude under the U.S. Constitution in pardoning people convicted of federal crimes. President Donald Trump last week pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. headtopics.com
That was the first of what is expected to be a string of pardons in Trump’s final weeks in the White House.Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Scott Malone Read more: Reuters Top News »
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Chuckle, the socialists are all desperately hoping its not Obama that is implicated. Lock the entire Trump Admin up for this! Criminals! Not at all surprising! Those people must have believed getting pardons for money quite easy with Trump? Emoluments Trump? Trump's voter base do they care? All those who display Jesus image in their rallies in support of defeated Trump?
Of course, been going on for awhile. Easy money! Lol Trump is corrupt. Why people acting all shocked by this? That's donald for ya.......🙄 I bet if you let the American people choose whether or not realDonaldTrump gets a pardon, it'll be 80,948,004 to 74,080,122 in favor of putting his ass on trial. Well, this can’t come as any surprise. Everything going on in that White House in the last four years is corrupt. Trump doesn’t do anything unless it benefits him. He needs to be thrown in prison now!
Include GenFlynn in that investigation as he was told to not talk in lieu of Pardon .. pay to play scheme It's the capstone on a record 4 years of corruption, fraud, graft, espionage, genocide, ethnocide, oppression and grand larceny. Just wondering whether any further surprises are going to pop up before we FINALLY get RID of this administration.
BarrFlynnTrumpPardon SpiroAgnewGhost ... Any Info I’ll wait for the book. Will they finally lock him up or are they going to let him commit more crimes and do more damage to our country? Is Barr trying to save his own ass from prosecution? Who else suspects this level of criminality was a regular occurrence and that this is just Barr choosing not to look the other way?
This is juicy. Doubt there is much evidence but we will see. The redactions means no one in the whitehouse is shown to be aware of this scheme. But the use of the word ‘Presidential Pardon’ in the case file tells us more than enough. Can we start a GoFundMe for Snowden and Assange? What’s the asking price for a pardon?
Rudy? This could be highly profitable. Wait till they find out how ambassadors are appointed.