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ERICOPOLY

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 08:25:04 AM »
To me, the most logical explanation for Trump's unprecedented refusal to release his tax records is that he doesn't want additional eyes scrutinizing them and pulling out their sharpies to highlight areas the IRS should take the hardest look at.


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Re: Biden again
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 08:33:22 AM »
It should be illegal for a President to pardon his family (or himself).
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Re: Biden again
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2020, 08:42:15 AM »
Does anybody still watch CNN at this point?  I thought the Hunter Biden story was "Russian disinformation".

What a joke. 

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2020, 08:42:21 AM »
It should be illegal for a President to pardon his family (or himself).

He doesn't need to if a President Pence will do it.

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2020, 08:44:54 AM »
I would have no issue with Joe pardoning Hunter(or himself if he saw a threat). As a family man, I'd expect him to.

NPR had a good program on this topic.

The President could hire an assassin to take out his political rivals and then pardon both the assassin and himself.

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2020, 08:52:13 AM »
LOL totally constitutional too! Wouldn't hold my breathe for the day we get a guy in office who says, "I'm going to give up some of my power. Lets take a look at eliminating pardons" though.

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2020, 09:07:54 AM »
LOL totally constitutional too!

Is it though?

The NPR program also pointed out that the Constitution's text says "shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons", and in other contexts, that word 'grant' means from one party to another, not from self-to-self.

Perhaps a textualist such as Justice Barrett was a fine pick as Biden said she was.

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2020, 09:58:20 AM »
It should be illegal for a President to pardon his family (or himself).

He doesn't need to if a President Pence will do it.

That should be illegal too.
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Re: Biden again
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2020, 10:02:57 AM »
It should be illegal for a President to pardon his family (or himself).

He doesn't need to if a President Pence will do it.

That should be illegal too.

There is precedent to it.  Ford pardoned Nixon.

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Re: Biden again
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
It should be illegal for a President to pardon his family (or himself).

+1!  It's like the friggin' Catholic church...say a few hail marys and we're good.  Cheers!
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