President Donald Trump’s Pardon Plays | Deadline | MSNBC

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Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich prompts the question of whether he’s trying to send a message to other associates. Aired on 2/18/2020.
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President Donald Trump’s Pardon Plays | Deadline | MSNBC

72 Comments on "President Donald Trump’s Pardon Plays | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. Robbie's Incoherent thoughts | February 18, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

    A pardon is for the innocent wrongly convicted….
    There are plenty of those deserving of a pardon

  2. Suddenly He cares about anyone’s families. Seems He forgot about the Children in CAGES!!!

    • The parents of those children are at fault and should face child endangerment and neglect charges.

    • Cages which OBAMA installed., You fools all forget all the crap Obama did!!!!!!

    • Doris Thomson it just shows how dumb they are, either that or it shows how biased they are to intentionally not acknowledge it. They know that the Obama administration ordered the revision of the detainment facilities to what they are today and cut the check for it, they just don’t care cause they have Trump derangement syndrome.

    • @Bon Lued , you stupid earthlings !

    • @Paul Thomas ; you said it , whites are the real immigrants !

  3. “The only thing I stand for is erasing Obama’s legacy both good and bad, because I am an insecure, dimwitted P0S and so is my cult”- DJT

  4. All he cares about is anything and anyone that’s against Obama

  5. In that case they should go ahead and let all criminals go free because they have family waiting for them on the outside.

    • Chris DiDomenico | February 18, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

      Obuma pardoned 150 people, commuted 1200 sentences, 400 of which were serving life. Were you outraged then? Or just because it’s Trump? Democrats are hypocritical scum. Trump 2020👍🇺🇸🇺🇸👍

    • ​@Chris DiDomenico You cheer freedom and follow a wannabe dictator. Reverse Robin hood taking from the poor to give to the rich. All of that somehow makes you happy as long as he “owns the libs”. Fox has rotted your brains.

  6. There are thousands of innocent poor people in jail that actually deserve a pardon. But, I suppose they don’t matter since they are poor & minorities of course. Right? 🤨 wtf

    I swear this is no justice in America. Need to take the word “justice” out of the “Hall of Justice” & just call it the Hall! 👨‍⚖️🧑‍⚖️👩‍⚖️.

    It’s just us anyway .. 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

    • HERES A CLUE FOR YOU,,ENOUGH WITH YOUR IDENTITY POLITICS..THERE ARE NOT JUST MINORITYS..THERE ARE ALSO WHITE PEOPLE IN PRISON…ITS NOT WHITE AND BLACK AND BROWN..ITS WHAT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN..RICH AND POOR

    • Chris DiDomenico | February 18, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      You should google. “Donald Trump does criminal justice reform and gives people second chance” then you can take that stupid statement back and try another smear 👍👍

  7. Trump is also doing this for Qanon Crowd. The deep state believers . He is trying to show the base he is cleaning up the deep state and undoing the wrongs the deep state committed.

  8. Now it’s open that corrupt Trump is above the law, Shame on Republicans

  9. I Have No Fear | February 18, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    Drinks are on me when chump goes to prison…

    • How would the drinks be on you when you don’t have a job ?

    • Sleeping Insomiac | February 18, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      For that very purpose I have a very nice bottle of wine in my cellar with Trump’s name on it…
      Well, not literally, because if Trump would sell any, it would most likely be grape juice spiked with vodka and spelled “Shato della Trump, best whinery ever”…
      But if you ever manage to get the orange blob behind bars, I solemnly swear I will dance in the street and offer a drink to the world!

    • @Sleeping Insomiac , Dame right, lock him up !

    • ohh I see now your parents buy the drinks

  10. NO-ORWELLIAN Dystopia | February 18, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Reply

    Pardoning criminals , His forming a sanctuaries of Cronies and Criminals on his side.

    • lol Hey , DEMs have been Screaming to Release Non Violent Criminals , and Trump Did : )

    • @Maga 4Eva3 tell that to your magat

    • @aussie jim …Which all authoritarian regimes in the last century were birthed of socialism.

    • Well if something Illegal was done, just try impeachment

    • @PK Cazadores Hitler wasn’t a socialist (you need to see past the word), Mussolini was not a socialist, North Korea is just a dictatorship where no one other than the dear leader owns anything, Idi Amin wasn’t a socialist, Pinochet wasn’t socialist (he was a right wing dictator supported by USA, Peron wasn’t socialist (yet another right wing dictator supported by USA, Saudi Arabia not socialist, Shah of Iran just another dictator supported by USA, hey what about Duterte?

  11. You said it right. He was impeached for literally trying to sell a United States Senate seat.

  12. When Trump says (he didn’t know somebody well) you can rest assured he would have known him very well

  13. The Banana republic of the United States of America. Never thought I’d live to see it.

    • @Verum illic You’re in serious mental trouble if that’s your response. Lol

    • Maybe impeach

    • @PK Cazadores And if that’s all you can come up with as rejoinder, I’m not terribly worried about my mental state. Thanks for your concern, though.

    • @What The Oh, you clearly know what’s going on … so “socialism” is the problem (much less democratic socialism)? Not the fascist dictator…. The only possible place you can pulling a connection between Bernie and Venezuela is an editorial he wrote nearly a decade ago, and that wasn’t specific to Maduro who came into power TWO YEARS LATER. If that’s not it, please source your claim regarding Bernie and Maduro.

      BTW, a major export of Venezuela has been … hmmm … let’s see … say, crude oil. Venezuela doesn’t even make the top 10 of banana exporters. But did you know that the U.S. is 7th in the world in banana exports? Looks like we’ll truly be able to live up to the name “banana republic” now we have the fascist dictator in place.

    • Armando Villanueva | February 18, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      @PK Cazadores The clown that doesn’t even know how to apply orange tanning paint evenly on his face? Sadly, hi is still in office.

  14. HOW MUCH MONEY DID THEY JUST SPEND FOR DONNIE AT NASCAR? HOW MUCH ? ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. You still have vestiges of monarchy built into the office of president. How can you allow presidential pardon power its ridiculous.

  16. caridad Garcia | February 18, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Reply

    I can’t understand Mr Trump OH my GOD He so worried for His Friends Going to Jail. But He Completely Forgot The Family’s in the The border and The separation of The Children’s for their Parents. This is Ciminal. I believe this is The must Cruelty crime I Never See . I Can’t forget I Believe He is Responsible for I Can’t take anymore

    • YOU CAN BLAME OBAMMA FOR THAT,,HE BUILT THOSE CAGES..SO WHATS YOUR PLAN FOR LEGAL IMMIGRATION? OR ARE YOU JUST ON THE SIDELINES CRITICIZING?

  17. Pardon powers used forn political purposes need to be an impeachable offense

    • Chris DiDomenico | February 18, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      Obuma pardoned 150 and commuted 1200 sentences, 400 of those sentences were people serving life. How do you feel about your statement now?? Lmao Trump 2020 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸👍

  18. He’s sending the message that tax and fraud laws shouldn’t land you in jail and if you’re a snake it’s good to have friends on high places

  19. I’m tired of these Washington insiders get away with crimes.

    • How many years do you want them to spend in jail though Joan Meijer. Have you ever spent one day in jail? It’s a question of sentencings being far too harsh compared to what the crime is. This is for minorities too who are not Washington insiders. There’s a tendency for people to just say lock them up for a long time when in reality they’d learn their lesson in far less time period of incarceration, be released and then become a productive member of society.

    • @Bryan Herberwhy not just have congress put a sentence reform bill on his desk and pass it into law so people like Washington insiders and minorities can stop being over sentenced?

  20. bud fudlacker sucks putins cock fudlacker | February 18, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

    imagine never having to hear trump’s name ever again – vote blue 2020.

    • Lamar Springs Oasis | February 18, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      Don’t forget Bernie is the new blue he’s got 2020 vision !

    • NEVER will I vote blue again. You Dems are so hate filled that you would rather see us all taxed to death, jobless and homeless than successful. Nuts to you all. Republicans didn;t act this nasty when that Communist Muslim was doing his best to destroy our country.

    • @Doris Thomson , Okay ! You got that wrong !

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