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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:18 PM

Trump just now, reminded of fraud charges against Bannon: "Steve will be just fine."

I've been assuming Bannon was promised a pardon for helping with this latest attempt to smear the Bidens.

But it's interesting to see Trump confirm that so directly.









Editing to add that Trump said something very similar about Arpaio before pardoning him:





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Reply Trump just now, reminded of fraud charges against Bannon: "Steve will be just fine." (Original post)
highplainsdem Sunday OP
Thekaspervote Sunday #1
highplainsdem Sunday #2
dalton99a Sunday #3
highplainsdem Sunday #4
musclecar6 Sunday #5
PuppyBismark Sunday #6
Disaffected Sunday #7

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:22 PM

1. Can't pardon someone when you're not IMPOTUS. Bannon will go to prison and you can't stop it

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:34 PM

2. I expect him to pardon all family & associates, at least those he's not angry with, AND himself,

before he leaves office.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:39 PM

3. He'll give Bannon a pardon


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:45 PM

4. And Trump's so stupid he's obvious about it. Even using the same wording he used before

pardoning Arpaio. Makes it all too easy for reporters to ask about it.

Which undercuts Bannon's credibility even more. Not that doing so is easy, with such a slimy lowslife.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:07 PM

5. I believe



He can pardon anyone even if they havenít been charged with the crime yet, for any potential crimes into the future as long as itís a federal crime. Thatís what Gerald Ford did for Nixon so that he would not be under the threat of a criminal penalty for all the Watergate mess he got involved in.

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Response to musclecar6 (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:06 PM

6. Don't think he can pardon for future crimes

That is a section of the law that has never been resolved. For example, if one is pardoned for future crimes, that individual could kill a federal law enforcement person or even a future president. Not sure that would pass.


For example then tRump could pardon the proud boys and they could kidnap and kill a governor or future president. There needs to be some legislation on pardons and if we get the senate, I hope they do their job.

(The congress should be very busy next term, I hope.)

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Response to PuppyBismark (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:54 PM

7. I believe it's

future charges for crimes already committed.

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