Andrew Weissmann Weighs In On Trump’s List Of Pardons | Katy Tur | MSNBC 1

Andrew Weissmann Weighs In On Trump’s List Of Pardons | Katy Tur | MSNBC

 

Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel, weighs in on President Trump’s last-minute pardons before he leaves office. Weissmann said Trump, “has no respect for his own constitutional powers and the history of the presidency.” Aired on 01/19/2021.
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Andrew Weissmann Weighs In On Trump’s List Of Pardons | Katy Tur | MSNBC

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    1. @firestream93″Obama pardoned a TERRORIST” You mean this guy, that was never directly linked to bombing and considered a political prisoner? “López Rivera was not directly linked to any specific bombings.[2][3] Many considered him to be the world’s longest-held political prisoner, with a number of political and religious groups calling for his release.” Of course Donnie just pardoner four people who killed women and children in Iraq. The difference is that the four did something really bad. Killing defenseless woman and children. Real men to be real proud about boys.

    2. @Robert Taylor
      Yeah I know, but has any law stopped Trump from doing whatever he wants to do yet?

      Look at it this way: Palm Beach is simply an expensive retirement trailer park, and Trump is moving into his 1986 “mobile home”.

    3. @Qualicum Wilson Well, if we’re really looking at bad things that Presidents have done:

      Let’s not forget that the Obama administration sold guns to the Mexican cartel, and then his DoJ LOST said guns. But…nothing happened to his ‘boy’ Eric Holder.

      The Obama administration drone striked an American citizen. I guess THAT’S pretty bad.

      The Obama administration ‘accidentally’ bombed a civilan field hospital, in Afghanistan. But…Obama ‘apologized’ for it…so it’s like none of those people died. I mean, all ‘mistakes’ that Obama made can be wiped away with an ‘apology’, right?

      Oh…and just because some people considered Rivera s ‘political prisoner’, doesn’t mean they are right. After we took out Baghdadi, the Washington Post called him a “religious scholar.”

  1. President Trump’s like Wile E coyote and acme , he’s tried everything to catch Roadrunner and Legally failed !

    1. @Analysta654 Watching a cartoon coyote repeatedly smacking himself over the head with a cast iron frying pan, was cringe-inducing hilarity ..

      Obeserving a president exhibit the exact same behaviors has been appalling, bewildering and horrifying.
      “Likable” (?) : Not so much.

  2. Doubt that barr will ever resurrect his reputation after licking trump’s boots for so long. Too little too late now …

    1. @christoph paessler Think of the goods the Communist Chinese have on the Biden family cartel…let alone Swalwell.

    2. @Tmanaz480
      4 years of fake impeachments.
      Only Lying Democrats concluded with China, Russian & Ukraine.
      Democrats stole 2020 Election.

  3. Barr absolutely aided in setting up the big lie. He said mail in voting has the potential for fraud. It’s the format of disinformation; never be clear.

  4. This time next week we’ll be commenting on all the lawsuits & indictments that have been filed against him, his family and all of his associates.

    1. It’s coming. We all know it’s coming. I don’t want to gloat…but he’s got a lifetime of Karma coming his way.

  5. If they’re not indicted during the presidency then there has to be the capacity to try after the presidency.

  6. “Honey, okay, I forgot our anniversary and went out to drink with my friends. But I forgave myself for that, so let’s put that behind us. What is for dinner?”

    1. What I’ve heard from lawyers is that the law states that you cannot act as your own judge, which issuing a pardon to yourself would be.

    2. @i doc well, as a judge one may determine guilt or innocent, or hand down a sentence.
      To pardon is merely an act of forgiveness (preemptive in this case) for past offences. No actual “Judge” offers pardons.
      One can argue is the act of pardoning tantamount to the act of judging.

    1. @Free Speech he pardoned lil wayne ,tell me if trump pardoned him because lil wayne is conservative or love trump ? He did it for cash

    1. @prometheus5700 That actually is how it works, based on a decision by the supreme court. If you accept a pardon, you are acknowledging your guilt for that crime, and as such being pardoned means you can be compelled to testify.
      But on the flip side, blanket pardons like the one Nixon got don’t name a specific crime, so accepting it can’t be an admission of anything…

    1. Maybe, maybe not. Accepting a pardon is considered an admission of guilt, but then you have Nixon’s pardon for instance, where he was pardoned for “any offenses he committed or may have committed” while in office.
      So if that precedent stands, a pardon doesn’t have to be specific. Nixon’s pardon even had that language (“or may have committed”) making it kind of explicit, that the pardon doesn’t actually work as an admission of anything, because the pardon isn’t for anything specific and it doesn’t even require that he actually did it.
      Basically, Nixon’s pardon was absolutely nuts, and Trump pardons could follow that same template.

    2. @Tetsujin Yes, but Nixon didn’t pardon himself. Gerald Ford did after he took office. I am hearing from lawyers that the law states that someone cannot act as their own judge, which issuing a pardon to oneself would be, and therefore would not be valid.

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