Can Joe Biden Pardon Himself?

Can Joe Biden Pardon Himself?

President-elect Joe Biden announces his national security candidates and appointments at his transitional headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) John Yoo maintains that once he’s president, he can. Rather, he mentions the possibility that the power of forgiveness mentioned in the Constitution has been…

The past 24 hours in Trump’s legal issues and pardon news, explained

The past 24 hours in Trump’s legal issues and pardon news, explained

President Donald Trump, over the past 24 hours, has made one thing very clear: His final weeks in office will not be lacking in the legal drama and corruption concerns that have gripped his presidency. After having already pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump discussed possible preventive…

Trump’s pardon shenanigans are ramping up

Trump’s pardon shenanigans are ramping up

Outgoing President Donald Trump launched what will likely be the first in a series of pardons from his associates last week, with his sorry for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to investigators back in 2017 – but that’s not all Trump forgave…

Implications of the Flynn Pardon

Implications of the Flynn Pardon

Then-National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn makes a statement during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on February 1, 2017. (Carlos Barria / Reuters) President Trump’s pardon not only ends any injustice to Flynn, it restores the proper balance of the separation of powers. PTrump…