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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:46 AM

6. it's extremely unlikely that a presidential pardon would be deemed invalid

as long is it related to a federal crime that already happened (he can't pardon future crimes or non-federal crimes).

the only sort-of question is whether or not he can pardon himself. i think that's a clear no, but i'll grant that it's a fair issue.


now, once he does grant a pardon to a co-conspirator, that could be deemed a high crime and misdemeanor that he could be impeached and removed for. it could even be deemed to be an obstruction of justice or part of a witness tampering case against the president (e.g., if the pardon was a payoff for lying).

but the pardon would still stand, even if the president then goes to prison for having granted it.

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