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     December 17, 2020      #93-352 KDJ
 

The pros and cons of indicting or pardoning

By Dennis Marek

There is no king or queen of the United States of America. We did away with that when we fought our Revolutionary War. If you read the entire Constitution of our country along with all the amendments, there is only one mention of the power of pardon and that is in the language in Article Two. That article states that the president shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons, except in cases of impeachment. This makes the crime forgiven and no prosecution or punishment may follow.

There appear to be two interesting questions on the power of President Trump to pardon his friends, his family, and himself. Is granting pardons to ...

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