Laurence Tribe argues that Trump’s pardons to absolve the crimes of his friends might be crimes themselves if they’re issued to obstruct justice. Tribe explains to Lawrence O’Donnell why it’s important for the next administration to investigate and prosecute those abuses of power: “We can only move ahead if we ensure some degree of accountability for someone who has been a criminal in office.” Aired on 12/28/2020.
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