December 2nd – CNN reported on the 1st that many of his colleagues are appealing to Trump to be pardoned before leaving office. According to the latest reports from The New York Times, ABC and others, Trump has discussed with his advisers whether to provide presidential amnesty to his three children, females and private lawyers “early”.
According to the report, two people familiar with the inside story revealed that Trump’s last discussion about the matter was last week. He told his advisers that the Justice Department of the Biden administration may be his eldest son Donald Trump Jr., his second son Eric Trump, his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump and his husband Jared Ku shner) to investigate.
U.S. media pointed out that Trump’s eldest son Donald was investigated for “Russia”-related incidents, and his daughter Kushner was accused of providing false information when applying for security permission. It is not clear what other people may involve crimes.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into a case of alleged bribery of the White House in exchange for presidential pardon. It is understood that one lobbyist tried to exchange a large amount of political donations for a pardon for another. In addition, although the US media pointed out that Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, was also seeking pardon, he himself denied the news on social media and accused the New York Times of false reporting.
According to USA Today, The New York Times and other reports, amnesty is one of the greatest powers granted to the President by the U.S. Constitution. The person granted to the pardon must be the person who has committed a federal crime, and those who violate state or local laws cannot be protected by the pardon.
Once amnestyed by the President, the person concerned can be exempted from punishment for all federal crimes. U.S. media also mentioned that the United States had a precedent for the president to grant an “early” amnesty, that is, to grant a pardon before the person concerned is prosecuted. After Watergate, then President Ford of the United States pardoned former President Nixon who had not been convicted.