‘Burning Down The Place’: Trump Eyes Pardons For Allies After Losing Election

'Burning Down The Place': Trump Eyes Pardons For Allies After Losing Election 1


MSNBC's Ari Melber reports on the news Trump is mulling pardons for up to 20 allies, worrying Republicans that the action could be seen as an abuse of power. Potential pardons include everyone from Paul Manafort to Joe Exotic from the hit Netflix series "Tiger King." Meanwhile, Trump's cases alleging "voter fraud" are tanking while the crucial Georgia runoffs loom ahead. MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner tells Melber that accepting a pardon "generally extinguishes your Fifth Amendment right against incrimination." (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 12/4/2020.
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'Burning Down The Place': Trump Eyes Pardons For Allies After Losing Election

110 Comments on "‘Burning Down The Place’: Trump Eyes Pardons For Allies After Losing Election"

  1. He ruined The Pennsylvania Avenue Neighborhood

    • @Mary Ray What? You guys are still crying Russia Russia Russia over the last election. Hillary can’t stop moaning, groaning….writing books blaming it on everything under the sun. Oh the irony. You sound foolish.

    • Arnold Fossman | December 5, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

      @Donna Adams Actually Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic has caused the greater part of 275,000 and counting deaths, can you say anything close about Biden? Just that issue of Trump’s makes him worse in this year than Biden’s 47 years in government. It should be of interest to you that aside from not causing as much harm as Trump, Biden has EXPERIENCE to show for his years, something that Trump will NEVER have as much of even if he in some way makes himself the first dictator of the USA.

    • @Arnold Fossman Nobody with more than 2 brain cells could blame a virus on anyone. Nor can you blame Trump for what the Governors did or didn’t do. I asked you to uphold Bidens record with his accomplishments and this was your response? You have got to be kidding. Are you special? You made the claim now back it? What are Bidens achievements????

    • Tammy Truth out | December 5, 2020 at 3:14 AM | Reply

      @Donna Adams Biden, as Vice President, took this nation out of the economic crisis in 2008 and led the task force that kept SARS and Ebola pandemics from taking hold in this nation!

    • May i ask how im not up to date w the info

  2. Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you wouldn’t need or want that stain on your record.

    • all these MF hypocrites who had not a GD thing to say when a Democrat is doing the pardoning.

    • Maybe if MF psycho leftists weren’t so keen on putting their political rivals in jail for flimsy and at times completely phony reasons pardons wouldn’t be necessary.

    • RickySanchez77 | December 5, 2020 at 12:52 AM | Reply

      @Death to communism ! Like Trumps Marriage 😂😂😂

    • it’s not though

    • This is the dumbest thing I ever heard, and judging by the crooks on this show it’s painfully obvious how far the Democrats will go for power. Burn, loot, and rule social media, and this is all. This is a disgrace to bear witness to.
      Joe Biden will never be legally president.
      You are a loser channel.

  3. Its like the whole nation has been getting punked from the start.

    • Don “The Con” Trump:
      Good news about Trump = Real news
      Bad news about Trump = Fake news
      If I win = It’s not rigged
      If I lose = It’s rigged

    • Nancy Morrison | December 5, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

      I knew he was bad right from the start but then I’ve been in abusive relationships before so I recognized the behavior immediately.

    • @The Tweatles and???? What year are you living in ???? On sorry I feel for neunderthals like you, knuckle dragging nearly people lol.

    • If you want to remain clueless keep listening to MSNBC with others of your elk. Then when Trump is taking the oath of office in 2 months you will think that he stole the election because your ignorance is only surpassed by your stupidity.

    • When Trump is taking the oath of office in a couple of months and all of you fools think he stole the election at that time maybe a bell will go off that your ignorance is only surpassed by your stupidity. Listening to MSNBC with like-minded fools is a recipe for inbred stupidity.

  4. If, Giuliani accepts a pardon…shouldn’t he immediately be disbarred? : )

  5. AllNiteLemonade | December 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    Trump has two parts of a brain “left & right”

    In the “Left” there’s nothing right and
    In the “right” there’s nothing left

  6. AllNiteLemonade | December 4, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

    *—If you could reason with a Trump supporter, they wouldn’t be Trump supporters—* ….

    • kraken Stomp we have free health care, free schools and the minimum wage in the uk. It works just fine, we don’t have families going bankrupt because of medical bills, our schools are constantly measured for teaching standards and extra funds are given to more deprived areas, which keeps kids in schools and reduces the cycle of crime. Literally no one here resents paying for it. Probably because we get paid a decent wage!

    • @Arnold Fossman I have to know what is going on the msnbc bubble. sometimes they are right. Most of the time the answers are grey. Not everything is black and white. I cant’ find many grey news sources, however. Thanks for your concern Arnie.

    • Arnold Fossman | December 5, 2020 at 3:04 AM | Reply

      @Owner 1032 A thought just occurred to me! Aren’t you afraid of being infected with liberalism?

      Just me looking out for you again.

    • @Arnold Fossman Liberalism is good. As long as you don’t go all in and keep an objective mind.
      Thanks for the concern. I appreciate the love. Peace and justice for all

    • @Daniel Hawthorn They use to be.

  7. The Creature from the mar Lago Lagoon

    • Maybe Donald J Trump can pardon the moron dummycrats at state farm arena when he gets his second term.
      Nothing like video evidence to put a nail in Beijing Bidens coffin. You snowflakes can bury him next RBG…HaHaHHa!

    • Myrtle Hinesmon | December 5, 2020 at 12:40 AM | Reply

      That’s funny that’s really funny if it wasn’t so sad.

    • private private | December 5, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

      Swamp man little hands

    • private private | December 5, 2020 at 1:34 AM | Reply

      Twitter Troll tRump is a loser and MAGAts are suckers! 😅😂🤣Drown in your salty tears 😢😥😓😪😭😭😭

    • private private | December 5, 2020 at 1:36 AM | Reply

      DiaperDon “Tough on China” tRump Has a Secret Chinese Bank Account.
      Forbes Estimates China Paid tRump At Least $5.4 Million Since He Took Office.
      Trump’s company billed the government at least $2.5 million. the key charges are at his hotels and golf resorts.
      Lying Rat tRump owes $400 million? In reality, however, he owes more than $1 billion.
      IRS and NY prosecutors are waiting for DonTheCon January 20, 2021 ⏳🚓👮‍♂️

  8. I’m still in the 4 seasons parking lot!

  9. When will this ever end.??? I pray for they day when none of these losers are mentioned in the news…..

    • how can you use the words pray and loser and the same sentence.

    • Arnold Fossman | December 5, 2020 at 3:19 AM | Reply

      @kraken Stomp So when you follow the money from China, through Trump’s Chinese bank account and into Trump’s pocket where does that lead you?

    • Arnold Fossman | December 5, 2020 at 3:21 AM | Reply

      @kraken Stomp I think you need to check conditions in the UK.

    • Arnold Fossman | December 5, 2020 at 3:24 AM | Reply

      @Aleisa Etheridge Yes, and it’s funny that a Billionaire needs to beg his followers for money most of which goes into his pocket where by January 20th he hopes to have enough to pay off the over $400,000,000 that he owes to banks.

    • AT HOME WITH THE CRAZIES | December 5, 2020 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      We, trumpsters, are not going anywhere. We are ready for civil war! This isn’t over. It doesn’t matter what happens with Trump. You demons fight dirty, we trumpsters fight smart and strong. Just wait.

  10. Phillip MJ Bacon | December 4, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

    How on earth can you pardon anyone in advance, when they have not been charged with anything… yet!

    • @Colleen Mayes not true, he has already been impeached .

    • The Gastronomical Historian | December 5, 2020 at 2:15 AM | Reply

      @BibahMax I am joking. Both cases sound the same to me, like a joke. This is exactly how Christianity is marketed to the vulnerable in our countries.

    • The Gastronomical Historian | December 5, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

      @NJ Hawksworth but when Christianity is pushed into our societies in our part of the world this is what is the key marketing point. The son of God spilt is blood for you many centuries ago do that your sins be washed away now if you agree that he alone is God, you will find a place in heaven. Seems like pre-pardoning to me.

    • The Gastronomical Historian | December 5, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

      @Robin Durfey but that is what the churches scream out in loud speakers in our countries here. The vulnerable are told that they are suffering coz of their sins and by accepting Christ as God, they get the pardon and find everlasting life in heaven. And for all this to happen, the Son of God has spilt his blood in advance so that your sins are washed away. It’s a pre-pardon granted to you if you embrace Christianity. I respect Christianity very much and accept Christ as God but I don’t buy this argument which the missionaries put out. It is misleading and dubious. And you are right, it’s not okay to lie about the word of God.

    • Your first clue that you are watching fake news….but somehow it flew over your head.

  11. This really feels like now like we are in a bad drama soap in a crazy way

  12. Just waiting for him to quietly pardon Ghislaine Maxwell… nothing to see here 👀

    • baBeminzgirlsszz.space

    • Go Fake Yourself | December 5, 2020 at 2:21 AM | Reply

      Biden has more to worry about than Trump

    • @David Patton yeah remember when Biden called her a very fine person and wished her well after she was charged? Oh my bad, that was trump.

    • Seriously Kimberly that kind of stupidity usually only comes out of a Clinton.

    • creativechef25 | December 5, 2020 at 3:23 AM | Reply

      You really think Ms. Maxwell is going to be alive after getting a pardon? If she gets one, the first thing that’s going to happen is that an “accident” will happen ending everything that the case against her (and more than likely others) will go away. If she values he life, either way her best bet would be to stay in prison.

  13. Mary Fontenelle | December 4, 2020 at 10:03 PM | Reply

    Keep an eye on the money, Harvey Weinstien, Ghislane, these people can pay millions. Pardon for sale, it’s always about money with Trump

  14. Annette Zaleski | December 4, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

    Everyone’s blackmailing everyone bc they ALL have dirt on each other!! It’s gotta be some REALLY bad stuff!!

  15. Good to see Mr. Kirschner on a more mainstream news program. His sanity is always welcome.

    • Suzanne Bryson | December 4, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      Yes! I agree!

    • Hope Biden nominates him AG

    • only problem..he goes off on his own tangent..he can be annoying..Ari wasn’t really getting a proper answer to his question. Kirshner’s agenda is very obvious

    • @Diane Black – He’s not being cross examined, is under no obligation to respond in the convenient ‘stick to the script’ sound bites Melber practically demands, doesn’t have to give a ‘proper answer’, whatever that means, and Kirshner’s only obvious agenda is that justice matters and people should be held accountable, if that annoys you then maybe you should be watching Fox.

    • @s g you are wrong..he is just so biased that it becomes annoying..I’ll be anxious to see how focused he remains..I believe in justice also; but that always includes both sides..I watch Kirshner, but his attitude needs to be tamed to be a good teacher..I am fair and don’t agree with Trump at all..looks like both sides need to practice a little more maturity, but I’m not holding my breath..guess that’s politics

  16. “Don’t be silly – cringe laugh- I would never ask the president for a pardon – giggle-“

  17. Wait a minute, “Could undermine the Nation’s standing?” COULD? You’ve got to be kidding, that ship sailed in 2016.

    • @Faithless Hound Obama…you kidding. The Arab Spring was his fault. Ignorance is bliss but at some point you have to take your blinders off.

    • incipidsigninsetup This is kind of a weird question. Consider it a kind of survey. I am not joking and this is not an attempted put down. My question is this: “Why do you think the United States is (we are) involved in the Ukraine and do you think they (we) should be?”

      its ok if you dont have time, or care to answer, but you seem intelligent and reasonably well informed, and I am curious to learn what various people say in response to that question.

    • Faithless Hound You too … please see my question re: the Ukraine.

    • @us citizen Won’t see it I bet . Because of Orange man , racist and because he is. Those are likely to be some of your answers. Is it me or weren’t we involved with Ukraine before this horrible Orange man was elected President?

  18. I won’t front… I can get behind a pardon for Joe Exotic 😂😂😂

  19. Martina Flores | December 4, 2020 at 10:36 PM | Reply

    Pardons here,pardons there,and yet the IRS cant forget that I was 15cents.short on my tax payment..🤣🤣

  20. The circus is going out of business: everything is for sale.

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