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God asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 days ago

A Presidential Pardon is like never committing the crime at all.  So what if Trump pardons himself of inciting the riot?

You can't convict someone of a crime they did not commit. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 days ago
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    A Presidential pardon applies only to Federal crimes.  The US Justice Department has already ruled that a President cannot pardon himself, so don't expect Trump to get away with that one.   The State of New York has two indictments that become effective at noon on January 20, one for tax fraud and one for fraud.  Presidential pardons do not apply to State crimes, so they should keep Trump in jail until SCOTUS rule on whether he can be tried for insurrection and seditious libel.  He should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

  • Sam
    Lv 5
    2 days ago

    He can't pardon himself from state crimes, in the end he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    The innocent don't need a pardon. If Pence pardons trump, that's considered conventional. If trump tries to pardon himself, it will spark a Constitutional crisis to be challenged. You are wrong about the definition. 

    A pardon is simply the act of the United States president setting aside the punishment for a federal crime.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 days ago

    Well, actually, a pardon is tantamount to an admission of guilt. You can't be pardoned for a crime you haven't committed. What's more, your rational goes nowhere in the private sector. Who's going to hire him to do anything? The answer: "More people than will lend him money."

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  • 2 days ago

    You also can't be the judge on your own case.

  • Susie
    Lv 7
    2 days ago

    Obviously you can. Libs try it all the time, while refusing to try their own fellow libs for even worse crimes. Double standards. Two faced people are some of the lowest form of humans. 

  • Andy
    Lv 5
    2 days ago

    So why would he pardon himself if he hasn't committed a crime. 

    Ain't really thought that one out, have you, genius? 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 days ago

    They wait until he is no longer president, that's why he was desperate to stay.

  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    Trump has lived a perfect life, that is why evil Dims hate him.

  • 2 days ago

    Actual criminals are more honest than republicans

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