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Trump is reportedly considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 associates before leaving office

Added 12-04-20 12:11:02am EST - “Trump, his family members, and some of his allies will face a slew of civil and criminal investigations on a federal and state level after January 20.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trump is reportedly considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 associates before leaving office”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump is considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 close associates before he leaves office in January, Politico reported on Thursday.

They include his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as his three eldest children, as The New York Times previously reported.

However, the president is said to be concerned about whether the preemptive pardons could look like a public admission of guilt.

Trump and his allies will face a slew of civil and criminal investigations on a federal and state level once he leaves office in January, and the pardon power does not apply to state offenses.

President Donald Trump is weighing issuing preemptive pardons to as many as 20 close associates, Politico reported on Thursday.

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