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Trump Considers Pardons for Family, Associates as DOJ Probes Pardon Bribery Scheme

HeadlineDec 02, 2020

Multiple news organizations are reporting President Trump has discussed preemptively pardoning several members of his family, including three of his children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and attorney Rudy Giuliani. A presidential pardon would give them protection from federal crimes but not state and local crimes.

Meanwhile, newly unsealed court documents have revealed the Justice Department is investigating a bribery-for-pardon scheme, where lobbyists allegedly made substantial political contributions in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence. Most details of the alleged scheme were redacted, including the identity of participants.

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