advertisement advertisement advertisement Speculating about who President Donald Trump will pardon, and when, has become the hottest game since The Queen’s Gambit revived chess in late October. advertisement advertisement Talk of presidential pardons always picks up as whoever’s in the West Wing gets ready to leave office, but in 2020, questions about how they will be done have raised questions that flummox political insiders, legal scholars, and constitutional experts. We’ll try to break some of it down: Why are presidential pardons even a thing? Check a little thing called the Constitution, specifically Article II, Section 2. That grants any sitting president “Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Trump would hardly be the first to flex this amnesty muscle; George Washington did it in 1795. What exactly is a pardon? Here’s how the U.S. Department of Justice explains it: “A pardon is an expression of the President’s forgiveness and ordinarily is granted in recognition of the applicant’s acceptance of responsibility for the crime and established good conduct for a significant period of time after conviction or completion of sentence. It does not signify innocence.” How does a person get a pardon?… Read full this story
- House Democrats question removal of Transportation Department watchdog
- How presidents have helped — or hurt — their VPs on the campaign trail
- Former White House butler who served under 11 different presidents - from Eisenhower to Obama - dies after contracting coronavirus at 91
- Muhammad Ali's Lawyer Reminds Donald Trump That the Boxing Great Has No Convictions to Pardon
- Former Democratic Mayor Pleads for Donald Trump Pardon 'By God's Grace'
- Now will we ever find truth on abuse dossier? As tributes pour in for Leon Brittan after his death at 75, a troubling question
- No Yoruba president in Nigeria for another 20 years
- Coronavirus: PM stops Whitty and Vallance answering questions on Cummings
- Can the President Summon Anyone He Wants?
- If Trump and Pence both get very sick, it's unclear who would be president
Can presidents pardon themselves? What is a preemptive pardon? Your questions (sort of) answered have 342 words, post on www.fastcompany.com at December 2, 2020. This is cached page on Business Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.