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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:49 PM

Trump contemplates using pardons to move subject away from impeachment and riots

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Source: CNN

As President Trump made history tonight as the only US president to be impeached twice, one White House adviser said “everybody’s angry at everyone” inside the White House, with the President being upset because he thinks people aren’t defending him enough.

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"He’s by himself, not a lot of people to bounce ideas off of, whenever that happens he goes to his worst instincts. Now that Twitter isn’t available God only knows what the outlet will be," the source said.

One outlet Trump is focused on is wielding what power he has left: pardons. Multiple sources told CNN the next batch of pardons could come as soon as Thursday, in part to distract from the current narrative.

One of the sources also noted that Trump was planning to give New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick the medal of honor tomorrow, but Belichick refused. Announcing some pardons could replace that, especially if there are some high-profile ones.

Read more: Scroll Down https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/house-trump-impeachment-vote-01-13-21/h_ba9752fdf65b29ad98f4031e63fe8b52

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Reply Trump contemplates using pardons to move subject away from impeachment and riots (Original post)
groundloop Jan 13 OP
TheRealNorth Jan 13 #1
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #2
Auggie Jan 13 #6
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #11
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #12
Auggie Jan 13 #20
UpInArms Jan 13 #33
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 13 #3
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #4
jayfish Jan 13 #5
AntiFascist Jan 13 #7
Stuart G Jan 13 #8
Rorey Jan 14 #39
marble falls Jan 13 #9
LeftInTX Jan 13 #10
groundloop Jan 13 #28
LeftInTX Jan 13 #31
birdographer Jan 13 #13
Rorey Jan 14 #40
soothsayer Jan 13 #14
stillcool Jan 13 #15
denbot Jan 13 #19
EarthFirst Jan 13 #16
getagrip_already Jan 13 #25
louis-t Jan 13 #17
Oscarthegreat Jan 13 #18
greenjar_01 Jan 13 #21
Puppyjive Jan 13 #22
ucrdem Jan 13 #23
mdbl Jan 13 #24
Gore1FL Jan 13 #26
Progressive Jones Jan 13 #27
TeamPooka Jan 13 #29
Marie Marie Jan 13 #36
jb5150 Jan 13 #30
UpInArms Jan 13 #32
My Pet Orangutan Jan 13 #34
My Pet Orangutan Jan 13 #35
Marie Marie Jan 13 #37
Totally Tunsie Jan 14 #38
Omaha Steve Jan 14 #41
Omaha Steve Jan 14 #41

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:51 PM

1. The pardons were gonna happen regardless....

Screw his BS distractions. Keep Calm and Carry on.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:54 PM

2. Pardon Son of Sam, Manson and Zodiac Killer. Go for it. Then drop dead. K?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:59 PM

6. +1

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:12 PM

11. The Naomi Kline quote is really good, and certainly applicable right now.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:13 PM

12. sorry "Klein"

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

20. Thanks. Maybe we need to change the last sentence though:

"There is only one thing that can block this tactic, and fortunately, we have her on our side: Stacey Abrams."

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:18 PM

33. I posted before I read the responses ...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:55 PM

3. OK, that probably means Bernie Madoff, Eric Rudolph, Ted Kaczinski,

Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef. Maybe he could grant posthumous pardons to John Gotti, Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson while he's at it.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:56 PM

4. Too Late Fatso.

There will be a steady and alarming release of information about the insurrectionists - including Trump and other elected Republicans for his petty acts to drown out.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:58 PM

5. Perfect!

...casue that's what Presidential pardons are for.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:00 PM

7. Maybe it will prevent him from encouraging further acts of insurrection!


after all, that seems to be the main purpose.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:04 PM

8. Trump can do and say whatever..He will not move the subject away from impeachment & riots..

He can pardon who he wants and is able to pardon...It won't matter one bit........
Trump's legacy is written in the riot that he caused. ........................

...... Donald Trump could NOT SHUT UP!!!! ............
...........If Donald Trump had SHUT THE "F" UP, we would not be having this conversation!!!
All it proves is how stupid and self centered Donald Trump is...My guess is that he was told by
staff and friends to ..."SHUT UP, AND KEEP QUIET BY ADVISORS.." ...(for the last few weeks of his presidency, that is my guess)..
................YES....I am guessing again....

...But Donald Trump could not follow that advise...He thinks he knows it all..This two weeks prove
to all...... how stupid and self centered Donald Trump really is.......................

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:29 AM

39. I agree with all of that

He can't stop what's going to happen to him. In six days, he'll have NO leverage.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:05 PM

9. The gasoline and diesel are making too high of flames - anyone got some kerosine? He's his ...

worst enemy.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:12 PM

10. If he wants to rehab his image, go play golf somewhere

Or plan your "Presidential" Library

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:04 PM

28. No presidential library for Benedict Donald after twitter blocked him

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Response to groundloop (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:14 PM

31. I'm trying to keep him out of trouble...LOL

Maybe he can gather up his porn videos or stack of playboys...

It would certainly be better than pardoning a bunch of crooks

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:16 PM

13. I just love

every time I read that he's upset. The words stroke and heart attack come to mind and I smile a little inside.

If he wants to distract from the siege with pardons, perhaps that means he will NOT be pardoning his low-class thugs.

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Response to birdographer (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:32 AM

40. I actually don't want him to have any bad physical health events

Then there would be a sympathy thing going on. It could be a reason not to go after him, some would say.

I want him to be able to endure his trials.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:19 PM

14. Let's see who at the pentagon gets a pardon

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:20 PM

15. all hell breaking loose...

and announcing pardons will distract from whatever else they're planning? Wonder if he'll use code.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:11 PM

19. Elp-hey Em-may, Eee-flay.., or something like it.

I won’t bother digging out my decoder ring..

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:21 PM

16. Distracting the current narrative does not bode well for the insurrectionists...

A pardon to one or more of these individuals will do anything but distract from the current narrative.

No sympathies for these traitors.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:38 PM

25. just what I was thinking.....

you can't distract the country from sedition by pardoning the seditionists.... It would also surely solidify support for impeachment.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:48 PM

17. Maybe he'll pardon Charles Manson.

Or a few serial killers.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:54 PM

18. I'm betting every cent I have

If Timothy McVey were alive, Trump would have pardoned him and then call him a "fine man".

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:20 PM

21. Still predicting he will commute sentence of Justin Volpe

Probably more likely now that he needs to suck up to police.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:59 PM

22. This is what happens

This is what happens when you make the mob boss President of the United States. He springs for his buddies so his crimes don't look so bad.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:06 PM

23. How about that overdue concession speech?

Or that inauguration RSVP you haven't sent? That would change the narrative bigly.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:33 PM

24. you can't pardon yourself out of impeachment

that is there with you forever.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:58 PM

26. Watch that asshole pardon Terry Nichols. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:02 PM

27. Trump will have his face rubbed into the impeachment and riots indefinitely. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:09 PM

29. Pardons, Presidential Medals of Freedom, and herpes are all Donald has left to give anyone.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:41 PM

36. Maybe anal warts? That's communicable.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:29 PM

30. I wanna see him pardon Assata Shakur ....

I wonder what his base would think of that ...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:16 PM

32. Charles Manson and Son of Sam are dead

Maybe he can dig up Jeffrey Dahmer ...

Possibly do posthumous pardons for all three ...

He could also give Adolf Hitler a posthumous citizenship

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:30 PM

34. A pardon for the Coronavirus.

Covid is a hoax.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:46 PM

37. He's by himself... The fact that Trump feels all alone warms my heart.

He always was, but too stupid to know it. He has no real relationships - never has. Suddenly and at last, he is feeling this. He has used everyone who ever reached their hand or heart out to him and discarded them when they no longer served a purpose. There are consequences for this. He won't learn anything from this, he'll just play the victim. But he may be finally be feeling the results of treating people like objects.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:33 AM

38. He'll expunge OJ's record, and the two of them

will become best golfing buddies while still looking for Nicole Brown Simpson's murderer.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:12 AM

41. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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