Breaking: Rep. Matt Gaetz Asked Trump WH For Blanket Pre-Emptive Pardon | The Last Word | MSNBC

Breaking: Rep. Matt Gaetz Asked Trump WH For Blanket Pre-Emptive Pardon | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the breaking news from the NYT that Rep. Gaetz asked the Trump White House for “blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed.” Aired on 04/07/2021.
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Breaking: Rep. Matt Gaetz Asked Trump WH For Blanket Pre-Emptive Pardon | The Last Word | MSNBC

94 Comments on "Breaking: Rep. Matt Gaetz Asked Trump WH For Blanket Pre-Emptive Pardon | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Michael Humphrey | April 7, 2021 at 12:19 AM | Reply

    🤔. Welp this proves one thing: Donald Trump is not Matt Gaetz’s biggest fan.

  2. Gaetz=just another day in the life of a “Retrumplican” slime ball. Way to Pickem Trumphumpers.

    • Nothing surprises me with them anymore. After all, they voted for it after it told them it wanted to just grab their wives and daughters by the 😿. The only thing left is for them to inject disinfectants. 😂

  3. Bruce Glover | April 7, 2021 at 12:26 AM | Reply

    I want to see his birth certificate to prove he’s not DJT Jr.s secret love child.

  4. Duncan Mathope | April 7, 2021 at 12:29 AM | Reply

    Why did Gaetz seek blanket pardon with his associates?He knew he had done something wrong

    • Dale Babcock | April 7, 2021 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @Mortfores Rejerja to get a pardon you must admit your guilt so he if he was asking for a pardon what guilt was he going to admit to??.

    • Dale Babcock | April 7, 2021 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      @Mortfores Rejerja you do understand how pardons work right??

    • Ace Brockton | April 8, 2021 at 12:43 AM | Reply

      @Mortfores Rejerja Matt, is this you? Can’t imagine someone else would fight so passionately to defend a child trafficker. Many people have said that Q has been projecting and that he and these rotten Republican perverts are really the ones that are running child trafficking rings. He begged for a pardon so he admitted that he’s guilty. Nuff said!

    • @Adam Silesia Republican Magas are evil people…..

    • Mortfores Rejerja | April 8, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

      @Ace Brockton again, what evidence do you have of anything you just said?? That’s right, NONE

  5. Looks like QAnon was looking at the wrong party.
    What a surprise…

    • Yes, Qanon was following after the wrong party indeed…

    • Accurate. It was very intentional. You know that “projection” is how the Trump gop operate.

      Q was formed by aiders and abetters of their candidates/policies.

    • QAnon might be involve with Matt Gaetz?

    • You never know! | April 7, 2021 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      @MSNBC Why do you delete this comment and Likes? Do you not stick behind your story 💯? Like Er ic Ci aramella Ukraine / The New York Times Russia! I’M ALL IN! Cause of there track record! And yours! Where’s Adam Schiff on this why isn’t he helping?
      I myself have been waiting now going on 5 years! For his more than Circumstantial Evidence! He has against Trump in bed with Russia! Russia! Russia! SAY IT! SAY IT!
      THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN!
      Interesting That I had to break up Er ic name so this comment won’t be deleted!
      Hmmmmmm!

    • @ZTK RC “When narcissists make accusations, they are actually confessions.”

  6. If you enjoyed Trump Goes to Washington and Trump: The Downfall then grab your popcorn for Gaetzgate, a comedy/horror/drama that will have you on the edge of your seat!

  7. Pre-emptive pardon SHOULD BE unconstitutional. Lacks due process, by definition because there IS NO PROCESS. Pardon power should be used only for those convicted of a crime. Then the pardon can be evaluated in the context of the trial, sentencing, and other relevant information. The president SHOULD not control “stay-out-of-jail-free-before-you-are-arrested” cards.

    • I’m wondering if they’d even stand up if challenged in court.

    • Vince, your 3rd sentence is how it is supposed to work. tRump refused to follow the rules that ARE in place already.

    • Totally agree with you Vince, It’s ridiculous that a president should have this power. It’s so open to abuse [as we’ve recently seen]……. Pardons should be conducted by courts & judges who can evaluate the evidence and make a decision based on ‘Law’ ! not whether someone’s a friend or not……

    • Faithless Hound | April 7, 2021 at 6:23 AM | Reply

      “No pre-emptive pardons” sounds reasonable, but that’s exactly what Ford gave to Nixon.

    • @Greg Jones what are you talking about?

  8. There’s a lot more sexual predators in congress they just haven’t been exposed yet…get them all!!

    • Cornelius Gal | April 7, 2021 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      @Jim J. Do you have evidence that President Biden is involved in child trafficking?

    • IronLyanZion | April 7, 2021 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      Alot of past and present members of government including the clintons too,remember pizza gate child trafficking scandal?remember how quick it disappeared from the media..🥴🥴

    • Orlando Karma | April 7, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      @Chey W. kinda like 85% of men. At least the ones that I know.

    • Mortfores Rejerja | April 7, 2021 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      @L Dean I like how you make statements like they’re facts, when the entire story hasn’t a shred of evidence behind it.

    • Cornelius Gal | April 7, 2021 at 11:51 PM | Reply

      @IronLyanZion Do you have evidence that Bill & Hillary Clinton actively participated in child trafficking?

  9. Heeey, I’m a good guy. You know me, right? Buut can I get like, um, a pardon just in case?

    • Ernest Harper | April 7, 2021 at 7:13 AM | Reply

      Response: Who are you?

    • Aranyani Green | April 7, 2021 at 7:54 AM | Reply

      Matty guaranteed never said that he was the good guy, because he knows that would be the shortest way to Trump saying NO.
      Instead, sleazy Matt definitely praised Donald as his idol and tried to show him how he is just as vile, criminal and abusive as his Orange Fuehrer, to lick his boots and carress his ego.
      And he still got a NO.
      Just imagine being too disgusting even for Donald Trump! 🤮

  10. It kind of points out why Gaetz worked so hard to boot lick support Trump from October, because he was laying out a claim for a pardon.

    • Now all we have to it is find out what all the other boot lickers have been up to. Mr. Graham, you’re up.

    • Makes sense

    • @Brett Nine : Maybe we should start with the only people defending Gaetz? Jim Jordan must be, “wrestling,” with his conscience? 🤔😉

    • @Ash Roskell Absolutely. Jordan was very anxious to stand with Gaetz.

    • ​@Ash Roskell Gym is definitely going down at some point. The GOP need these kind of scrupulous people/criminals in order to constantly push the GOPs corporate agenda. Gaetz and Jordan have proved again and again that they are able and willing to peddle any lie, no matter how big, no matter how vile in the senate. When other republicans show restraint and normal decency you can rest assured that Gaetz and Jordan will not. So the sad thing is that when Gaetz and Jordan go down there will be fully bankrolled substitutes standing ready to take their places. Just look at the Qanon-sisters, Boebert and Greene… 100%useless as politicians, 100% bought and paid for. This is the USA.

  11. EDGAR FRANCO | April 7, 2021 at 12:43 AM | Reply

    Interesting! He’s up to his neck on this scandal.

  12. Paige Sanders | April 7, 2021 at 12:47 AM | Reply

    There is SO much repulsive crimes that have been committed that the dirt and filth are contaminating the the soil on which is clean compared to it!! This is toxic!! Xxx

  13. Vernon Engbino | April 7, 2021 at 12:47 AM | Reply

    For him to ask for a blanket pardon and it coming out now, someone leaked in the Trump Admin. For another, it confirms he did something illegal. As for Trump not honoring the request, well does Epstein ring a bell?

  14. Vernon Engbino | April 7, 2021 at 12:48 AM | Reply

    Now you know why Gaetz was kissing Trump’s rear end.

  15. Rusty Bucket | April 7, 2021 at 12:55 AM | Reply

    Let’s hope they get everyone of those low life’s and expose them for what they are. And when one falls it will be like dominos.

  16. NOBODY asks for a Pardon – IF they’re innocent !!!!!

  17. Of course he asked.for a pardon, all the kings men were led to believe they were above the law and it was their reward for loyalty

    • Ygritte Snow | April 7, 2021 at 5:55 AM | Reply

      “In the game of thrones you either win or you die.” Serci

    • @Ygritte SnowHe’s….. in the all together now

    • altogether now

    • Connie sue adams Adams | April 7, 2021 at 7:05 AM | Reply

      And these supposed to be Christian Ministers stood ‘ behind these people of Trumps 100% .Is what is so scarey.And now on TV they ask people to ‘M forgive.We are a forgiving Country.Look what Trump got away with. And these people that give people like trump.,A lot of church donations is what ‘M keep people like these in office .

  18. boaty msboatface | April 7, 2021 at 1:22 AM | Reply

    It’s pretty bad when newscasters can’t help laughing when discussing your story- lol !

  19. Protista protista | April 7, 2021 at 1:32 AM | Reply

    The real _creepy_ Matt Gaetz, gets even _creepier_ with each new revelation. Don’t be surprised if the _creepfest_ becomes much much worse.

    • He really looks creepy

    • Ygritte Snow | April 7, 2021 at 5:58 AM | Reply

      The real question is this his only one? Be interesting to see what comes out if they dug a little deeper. Or wait for someone else to come forward.

    • Donald Stanfield | April 7, 2021 at 8:40 AM | Reply

      He does seem creepy, glad the light is shining to expose these dark secrets

    • @J Morris Almost as creepy as Maddow.

    • Ryan Rickaby | April 8, 2021 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      @Ygritte Snow alleged allegations from anonymous sources and u already fully belive it to the point that your past evidence even tho you haven’t seen any and are now looking 2 go after more people lol amazing… you would fit right in with the qanon people…you both fully believe in things that u cant prove…

  20. David Warren | April 7, 2021 at 1:34 AM | Reply

    Poor Baby Matt learns too late, that being a con-man’s ‘friend’ just means that you are the target of his con.

    • You never know! | April 7, 2021 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      @MSNBC Why do you delete this comment and Likes? Do you not stick behind your story 💯? Like Er ic Ci aramella Ukraine / The New York Times Russia! I’M ALL IN! Cause of there track record! And yours! Where’s Adam Schiff on this why isn’t he helping?
      I myself have been waiting now going on 5 years! For his more than Circumstantial Evidence! He has against Trump in bed with Russia! Russia! Russia! SAY IT! SAY IT!
      THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN!
      Interesting That I had to break up Er ic name so this comment won’t be deleted!
      Hmmmmmm!

    • @You never know! There WAS enough evidence. A lot of arrests but Trump hired himself an AG, Bill Barr, who believed a sitting POTUS could not be indicted. And then to save Trump’s party, his Senators largely fell in line and acquitted him on technical reasons (can’t impeach in an election year, can’t impeach after an election).
      That’s okay — WE THE PEOPLE voted Trump out in a LANDSLIDE, and Made Donald INDICTABLE Again! Enjoy the Trump Trials. Everyone’s saying that the ratings will be yuuuge — nobody ever thought we could have a President this corrupt before.

    • U should probably read the recent news ….after u go to your job at McDonald’s

    • David Warren | April 8, 2021 at 7:10 AM | Reply

      @Jake Jonesy “U”?

    • Robert Michalscheck | April 8, 2021 at 8:46 AM | Reply

      @D.A. Oh I agree with you,all scum are alike,at least they are being exposed for the rotten filth they are.

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