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

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

 

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

    1. 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.

    1. @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??.

    2. @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!

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

    1. 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.

    2. @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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

    2. 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……

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

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

    1. 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..

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

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

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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

    3. ​@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.

  5. 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

  6. 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?

    1. @Miss Cindy he saying goes in legal circles even Trump himself said it: If one is so innocent, why even ask for a pardon?

    2. @trump clearlywon You recall Jeff Epstein the Trump friend who was charged w/ trafficking and sexual assault?

    3. @Douglas Matthews blinded by the lie. Caused people to die. I ask how can people be so stupid and continue to reject truth and spiritually die.

    1. Just kissing it ? Some say he had to go through a six hour procedure to have his tongue removed from Trumps lower colon.

    2. @Alexander Evans Well we all know Trump likes golden showers….having his salad tossed can’t be far off.

  7. 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.

    1. As chump cult member former Sheriff Joe Arpaio learned…to his extreme embarrassment during an interview… accepting a pardon is legally admitting guilt

    2. @Waryaa Wariiri

      You wouldn’t like the poutine, either.
      And besides, it’s now Spring.
      Best Wishes from Hogtown, Florida.

  8. 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

    1. 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 .

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

    1. @Paul Wilson Sure they are Paul and you are just a sore-losing troll. Hardly our fault you voted for a LOSER.

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

    1. 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.

    2. @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…

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

    1. @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!

    2. @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.

    3. @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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