Can a United States President Pardon Himself?
while departing the Office, millions are pondering whether a President, while in Office, can Pardon Himself?
What do You think? If you say Yes, then couldn’t every Judge “squash” any charges against them? But the Truth of the Matter was that Pardons require a few things First-
1. A Crime had to take place.
2. A person has to have been Tried and found Guilty of that Crime.
3. A Request for Pardon has to be Requested to a Governor or a U.S. President.
The only one who could Pardon President Trump of a Crime is a State Governor or President-Elect Joe Biden. And Biden, some people say, doesn’t want his Term in Office preoccupied with Trump Shenanigans or Tomfoolery. People need to let that stuff go. Let the man alone. After-all, he was one of Our Presidents. So, yeah, I believe A sitting President Joe Biden would Pardon Trump upon Request by Trump. But Trump is very good and he knows who to get for Big Cases if any foolish charges are brought up against him.
So, no, I see no future dealings between Biden and Trump of ill-temperance. Biden and any President will have an insurmountable huge burden ahead of them as America struggles with COVID and Jobs and much more. The List is long, so very long of America’s problems that can be mended. But I sure hope the right people are put in the right place to do the mending where everyone is pleased with the Results.
But honestly, I do not believe President Trump will ever, in his lifetime, be convicted of any Crimes in these United States. I’m guessing he might be required to pay some back Taxes, but that’s no big deal at all. Millions have had to do that.
Once Trump leaves Office, I do see him making Billions on his Own Brand of TV and His own Reality Shows. His own Clothing Line and much more. He may leave Office, but he’ll be a long way from being done in Life. He’ll just be starting anew and now, he has a bigger picture of the World’s Financial Playground and the players. He might even be called upon to be Ambassador to North Korea, America’s First.
But here is a huge write on Pardons that might fix you up nicely on what you want to read…it covers both pro and con on Pardons. Lol
Nor is this the only restriction on the pardon power. It must also be reconciled with the Bribery Clause of Article II, Section 4: A pardon cannot lawfully be granted as the result of a bribe. At least one prominent law professor, Akhil Amar, has trenchantly observed that a self-pardon is like giving oneself a bribe to commit an official act where the bribe and the act are the same. Not only is the pardon itself grounds for impeachment and prosecution; it is futile. That is, because the pardon was obtained by a bribe, it is without effect. Similarly, the Double Jeopardy Clause, which on its face is unqualified, does not apply when an acquittal at the initial trial is obtained through bribery. See Harry Aleman v. Judges of the Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois et al, 138 F. 2d 302 (1998). Additionally, the pardon of enemy leaders for war crimes in some circumstances could be incompatible with the Treason Clause.
Well now, wasn’t all of that special? No, not really. Some was informative, but arguments can be made in many directions. But when it comes to State Crimes?
Further, the power only applies to federal crimes and not state crimes. Therefore, even if he were somehow pardoned, President Trump would still have to face state investigations into his finances and business dealings.
But how about President Nixon? Why didn’t he Pardon himself?
Here is a brief explanation of the President’s clemency powers, some past cases, and a theoretical look at a Nixon-era question: Can a President pardon himself or herself?
The President has pardon or clemency power under Article II, Section 2, Clause 1, of the Constitution, under the Pardon Clause. The clause says the President “shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” The Office of the Pardon Attorney, which is part of the Justice Department, has handled such matters for the President since 1893, and it has a detailed description of the pardon and clemency process on its website.
Although the terms clemency and pardon seemed to be interchangeable, in general terms executive federal clemency is granted after someone had allegedly committed a crime. In most cases, that person is convicted of a crime, and then granted a form of clemency. A pardon allows a convicted person to reclaim lost civil rights after a conviction.
In the case of former President Richard Nixon, he was granted a pardon by President Gerald Ford…
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So now, you’ve picked-up some tiny brain food about the size I a single thread of spaghetti.
If you’re going to find out more, you’ll have to do your homework. But there is a lot out there and tons more coming in the weeks ahead. Some will be fine and others will be silly, very silly.