It must be fascinating to be one of Jared and Ivanka’s kids. Both of their grandfathers are criminals, but one crook was able to pardon the other because he happened to be president of the United States at the time. I’m sure that whatever these kids do in their lives, they will live on in history with that small footnote.
The pardon palooza will go on, undoubtedly, as Donald Trump counts down his last three weeks, two days in office. Today, again, his public schedule was empty but he did find time to post a propaganda video and several retweets on Twitter. He’s always got time for that.
Michael Cohen was asked to comment about Trump’s pardons.
Michael Cohen tells Ari Melber he would have received a pardon if he never spoke out against Trump. pic.twitter.com/KVpdMoKEqr
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 28, 2020
I suppose the silver lining to the cloud is that Trump exposed how flagrantly the pardon power can be abused. This is an area which needs some constitutional guardrails. stat.