Saturday, August 26, 2017

News channels incorrectly say Trump can pardon anyone,

The constitution says: The President "...shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment ..." "EXCEPT in CASES of IMPEACHMENT" If there was (or is) a conspiracy (such as: to aide Russia to interfere with the internal processes of the American Government) that leads to the impeachment of the President, then the President cannot pardon any of the members in that conspiracy because they are implicated in the "case" encompassing the impeachment, they contributed to the case leading to impeachment. Trump, his family members, his campaign members, anyone who acted, knew about, assisted in covering up,or trying to cover up the crime or crimes, the high crimes or misdemeanors, leading to the impeachment, cannot be pardoned by the President; either before, during, or after the impeachment case is presented to the House of Representatives.