As Investigations Mount, Trump Reportedly Discusses Family Pardons | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow looks at the variety of investigations directed at Donald Trump and his family and associates, from questions about his inauguration funds to new revelations of bribes-for-pardons probe, and wonders if Trump might even be considering ways to get a pardon for himself. Aired on 12/3/2020.
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As Investigations Mount, Trump Reportedly Discusses Family Pardons | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

95 Comments on "As Investigations Mount, Trump Reportedly Discusses Family Pardons | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Melania to her divorce lawyers: “Stand back and stand by…”

  2. Here’s a tip: If the guy you voted for repeatedly asks: “ Can I pardon myself ?”
    Congratulations you voted for a criminal.

  3. Frugal Mom and Wife | December 3, 2020 at 1:55 AM | Reply

    Trump legacy:
    “Always Be Grifting”

    • @KEVIN LOPEZ we are at war, if you haven’t noticed. plus it’s not only for war, acts of rebellion and treason also call for insurrection act. AG Barr was taken out of context, they investigate criminal acts not civil cases which is exactly what bar said if you read the actual quote not what MSNBC misinterpreted again. DOJ didn’t hear any testimony, the supreme court will definitely find fraud should the case reach discovery before them. The legislature is a long shot but here on Arizona as well as pennsylvania it is being discussed. Only takes one house and one senator to call into question any states electors. Good luck getting Trump out of the white house without proof of no fraud or another election that is fair…

    • @estella very stable genius Jesus literally preached charity. You preach facism famine death and ignorance. You might wanna reread the bible. It talks allot about what is going on today. A society of equals? The dead are equal, that’s about it, v welcome to reality.

    • estella very stable genius | December 3, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      @John Dough naw, you are out of your intellectual depth, Jesus preached of a world where there would be no need for charity, the requirement for charity means that some people are oppressed and downtrodden by other people and that was something she/he never ever wanted to see , it’s a simple Judeo-Christian concept and you are unable to grasp it.

    • estella very stable genius | December 3, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      @John Dough what’s ” facism” did you mean Fascism lol ?
      i know far more about the Bible than the likes of you.
      The Bible is only relevant to today when low i.q clowns try to interpret it to suit their own ignorant political purposes.
      The dead are very powerful actually, according to Rudy they are voting for Joe Biden 🤣🤣🤣🤣…the Irish have a word to describe you perfectly…a gobshite!

    • @estella very stable genius just below at hominem is personal insult. Don’t talk to me about intellectual depth, you don’t know me. Jesus never spoke of such things, he said in fact, the poor would always be with us. Marxism is beyond idiotic. You are here on your phone or computer, devices created by capitalists, living in the very society you preach, where you are without want, you have never experienced hunger in your life, yet you long to tear down our great society and plunge is into famine and death. Communism had been tried and tried again. It’s not in any way a plausible fantasy. Russia, China, Cuba, venezuela, famine, death, genocide, facism. How many millions must marxists murder?

  4. Nepotism big time all grifters and criminals lock them all up!!!

    • Connie sue adams Adams | December 3, 2020 at 5:44 AM | Reply

      Why can’t some Americans see.Trump is trying to tear our country apart before leaving office.When will some people not see he does not care.People cannot believe what he is doing.

    • @Connie sue adams Adams I don’t know ! Some people still believes in tooth fairies , and unicorns ! Like A whole lot of em !

    • the most famous FAKENEWS Concast MSNBC, CNN,
      THE FACT Check this out!!!!!
      https://youtu.be/ZPrV_QPTtrk
      Dmmm human trash democrat parties are done !!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Fiona Kotziampasi | December 3, 2020 at 9:15 AM | Reply

      @Buckeyecat2002 And a father must also teach his children to be honest, compassionate, contributing, decent human beings and lead by example!!

    • https://hardnoxandfriends.com/2019/08/15/the-biden-familys-history-of-corrupt-deals-and-favors/ The family of former Vice President Joe Biden has earned millions of dollars since the start of his political career, often from dealings with heavy political overtones. Biden, the frontrunner among 2020 Democrats, often touts his middle-class bonafides on the campaign trail. Although Biden did not become a multi-millionaire until he left the White House in 2017, the same cannot be said of his family. In fact, several members of the Biden clan became immensely wealthy over the span of the former vice president’s 40-year political career.

  5. There he goes again with his “Imaginary Friend”.

  6. Richard Mackin | December 3, 2020 at 2:05 AM | Reply

    All I can say is that if you need a pardon, you probably did the crime.

  7. Mhambi Musonda | December 3, 2020 at 2:06 AM | Reply

    One final crime before Trump is stripped of his immunity and handed into the arms of the SDNY.

    • @The Truth is Out Now
      If that helps you to sleep at night 😂

    • @The Truth is Out Now
      Electoral colleges count their numbers . Then they decide. Its who finishes the line first. Then its done. Biden will be the POTUS . Find your safe place

    • @GO CAPS
      You have a run off to lose.?

    • The Ford Method Florida Immersion Bar Prep | December 3, 2020 at 6:10 PM | Reply

      @The Truth is Out Now December 14th is the day the electoral college officially casts their votes. “President- elect” is simply a colloquial term- how we express who we have elected. It’s not now, and has never been- a formal title. The electors are required to vote in line with the popular vote tally in their states. They cannot switch. So- yes, Joe Biden has been elected. We sit in Lame Duck until January 20th- and he will be President. Donald Trump is greatly outright lying to all of you bizarrely gullible people. Are there issues with some ballots? Of course. News flash: this happens in every single election. Humans will be humans. Was there possibly some people purposefully trying to game the system? Probably- but that number is so low as to be inconsequential. The reason Trump was winning- then woke up far behind- was not some grand conspiracy. The States counted the in- person votes first. The vast majority of those were Trump’s crew- because your leader- the great orange 🍊- told you for 9 months that mail in ballots were “fraud”. Cult leaders always get their followers to do exactly as they say- and think exactly as they say. On the other hand, Democrats were frightened of the a Pandemic. Due to this- more then 75% of the mail in votes were Democratic. Late at night/ early into the morning- the states started counting the mail ins- That is why Biden pulled ahead 3 out of every 4 votes late at night and the next day- were for Biden. As far as the Dominion nonsense? It was not run by dead Venezuelan Communists. It was created in Canada. It was not hooked up to the internet. Could someone screwed around with a few votes? Sure. Would it have been enough to change any of the state outcomes- no. As far as Trump having such a HUGE turn out- more then Reagan- yes, that’s true. Also true, Biden had more. This is the highest turn out I have ever seen. It comes down to this: A huge percentage of the real Republican base – voted for Biden. Also, you g people, and women. Real Republicans are sick of an unprofessional con-man ruining our place in this world- and placing us in jeopardy. For many, voting for Biden was a matter of national security. Donald Trump is a liar, and a cheat. He is unethical and without values. He is racists and cruel. Everyone with a sense of decency wants him gone.

    • Patriotic American | December 3, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      Jail them

  8. I’m so sick of this crazy president and his shenanigans, I can’t stand Republicans and their complicit silence anymore.
    How I can’t wait to be in January 2020!

  9. I like presidents that don’t need pardons.

    • @Joy Phillips – Tell the WHOLE story Joy! https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/6476619002

    • @Joy Phillips seriously? This isn’t parlor, you can’t just spit out conspiracy theories. The difference between the Obama administration and trump’s are that the Republican party would have LOVED to find ANY evidence of foul play from the Obama administration. And believe me they looked for some harder than they did anything else, but didn’t find any no matter how much they tried. Now the trump administration has been impeached, and now have so many indictments that when he leaves office him and his family will do prison time. He’s already talking about preemptive pardons for him, his kids and Giuliani Because he knows once he’s out of office and he can’t impead investigations they WILL find evidence of foul play! So say what you want, but the difference between the two are EVIDENCE! …….”Ahem!!”

    • @Joy Phillips and the last time I checked, NONE of Obamas administration needed any pardons!!! ……”ahem!”

    • @Brian Nave well trump has made more than any president in our History while holding office. Its ok to make money, obviously Biden did it LEGALLY…. Hence the fact that he’s not in jail or prison. Trump on the other hand, has so many indictments him and his crime family WILL see prison time! And is now seeking to issue preemptive pardons for him and his kids. They won’t do him any good though, pardons are for federal crimes only, not state crimes. And the State of New York has 67 indictments for the trump crime family! They will go to prison!!!!!

    • You need to look at who Obama and clinton pardoned

  10. Jennifer Slack-Smith | December 3, 2020 at 2:19 AM | Reply

    Of course there would be a pardon scheme. A presidential statement on Facebook? How embarrassing!

  11. Says something when you even have to consider pardons for your children!!!!

  12. debbie duccini-day | December 3, 2020 at 2:25 AM | Reply

    Since when does a criminal get to say who gets to be prosecuted and who doesn’t?

  13. But if they did nothing wrong, why would t’rump and his family need pardons? 🤔
    Unless…. 😅😂🤣

    • Eboni Mom When their money was made through Joe Biden’s political connections it’s relevant.

    • @Brian Nave Facts not your
      Innuendo…
      Hope if you had a 40yr career that you would accumulate some wealth…

    • @Brian Nave …..still…. Biden has been in politics for decades. I’m pretty sure he does have political affiliations that’s lucrative. Every single politician here in America has garnered wealth through their political affiliation.

      Trump charges the secret service outrageous rates every single time he goes golfing. Taking tax money to go straight into his own businesses. That’s not allowed. He deflates assets for taxes and inflates them for loans. That’s tax fraud. He literally cant breathe without doing something fraudulent. Yet you guys look past that.

      So again, I ask you: how is it relevant?

    • Exactly

    • Elizabeth Abraham | December 3, 2020 at 2:40 PM | Reply

      2016 began with all malpractices in the White House. The trump family with the help of Putttin

  14. Giancarlo Zarlengo | December 3, 2020 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    What exactly would pardons be issued for? Crimes obviously.

    • https://hardnoxandfriends.com/2019/08/15/the-biden-familys-history-of-corrupt-deals-and-favors/ The family of former Vice President Joe Biden has earned millions of dollars since the start of his political career, often from dealings with heavy political overtones. Biden, the frontrunner among 2020 Democrats, often touts his middle-class bonafides on the campaign trail. Although Biden did not become a multi-millionaire until he left the White House in 2017, the same cannot be said of his family. In fact, several members of the Biden clan became immensely wealthy over the span of the former vice president’s 40-year political career.

    • Brian Nave

      Once out of office, a former president/VP can schedule speaking appearances. Those appearances rake in insane amounts of money. Book deals as well as extremely lucrative; that’s why so many in trumps orbit seemingly can’t wait to be fired as they know they can cash in

      Everyone knows that there’s almost no such thing as a blue-collar politician. McConnell has used his position to help his wife land major deals in KY for years, effectively allowing him (through her) to profit immensely while technically doing nothing wrong

      Joe Biden disclosed his tax returns for years; everyone knows that they have overseas business dealings, which he paid taxes on. trump has overseas bank accounts that he failed to disclose, which is yet another tax violation

    • Of course. They ALL be CRIMINALS, officially determined by their own FATHER 😂. Crime family TRUMP.

    • Tessmage Tessera | December 3, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

      @Brian Nave And here’s a nice video about Trump. You can decide which is worse: https://youtu.be/rbFJWo3gdRI

    • Duh

  15. That would be too funny if Pence became President and Pence does not pardon Trump. lol

  16. ferdinand quintos | December 3, 2020 at 2:58 AM | Reply

    That’s his imaginary “friend”, “politician”, “foreign leader”.

  17. To quote Trump himself; “Lock ’em up!” “Lock ’em all up!”

    • People also ask: Democracy,
      What is the basic meaning of Democracy?
      1a : government by the people especially : rule of the majority. b : a government in which the Supreme Power is vested in the People and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.
        …from Google internet

    • https://hardnoxandfriends.com/2019/08/15/the-biden-familys-history-of-corrupt-deals-and-favors/ The family of former Vice President Joe Biden has earned millions of dollars since the start of his political career, often from dealings with heavy political overtones. Biden, the frontrunner among 2020 Democrats, often touts his middle-class bonafides on the campaign trail. Although Biden did not become a multi-millionaire until he left the White House in 2017, the same cannot be said of his family. In fact, several members of the Biden clan became immensely wealthy over the span of the former vice president’s 40-year political career.

    • @Brian Nave Hey Brian! You have got to be NEW to the way that politics ‘works” from business rooms to the white house: This is how it is done-from Kennedy to Busch…..learn and then post.

  18. America has come a long way, the criminals are now pardoning themselves.

    • The Criminal in Chief should never have been elected so….the dumbasses who thought he’d be the better choice for change should rethink how the choose who they vote for. A conman will always f it all up in the end. I sure hope all their dealings are documented and stored where it can’t be erased EVER.

  19. Progressive Humanist | December 3, 2020 at 5:54 AM | Reply

    If 45* and his offspring don’t go to jail, justice is truly dead in the US.

  20. Hint: If somebody seeks to pardon himself, then he’s a criminal.

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