There are worries that President Trump will pardon himself, his family and friends, and the insurrectionists as he leaves office. He has already pardoned or granted clemency to a host of bad actors including Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, Michael Milken, Duncan Hunter, and Roger Stone.

The extent of the pardon power is not known and would have to be decided by the Supreme Court. The mainstream press and talking heads would be well-advised not to report that the pardon power is absolute. …


C. Dixon Osburn

C. Dixon Osburn is a noted advocate for domestic and international human rights and security.

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