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Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

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Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal
By Katelyn Polantz, CNN
Updated 6:01 AM ET, Wed December 2, 2020




(CNN)The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.

The case is the latest legal twist in the waning days of President Donald Trump's administration after several of his top advisers have been convicted of federal criminal charges and as the possibility rises of Trump giving pardons to those who've been loyal to him.

The disclosure is in 20 pages of partially redacted documents made public by the DC District Court on Tuesday afternoon. The records show Chief Judge Beryl Howell's review in August of a request from prosecutors to access documents obtained in a search as part of a bribery-for-pardon investigation.

The filings don't reveal a timeline of the alleged scheme, or any names of people potentially involved, except that communications between people including at least one lawyer were seized from an office that was raided sometime before the end of this summer.
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So he wants to make sure none of his kids have to pay for any possible crimes committed. If they did the crime, do the time. Just because theirs his kids they shouldn’t get a free ride.

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Trump associates, including Giuliani, are asking for pardons
By Jim Acosta, Pamela Brown and Michael Warren, CNN
Updated 11:17 PM ET, Tue December 1, 2020


CNN)President Donald Trump's associates are making appeals to him in the hopes of obtaining pardons before he leaves office, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday.

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“Since the election, Trump has been discussing with advisers preemptively pardoning several people close to him, including his children, son-in-law and Giuliani, a separate source familiar confirmed to CNN. The potential pardon list includes others who are close to the President and could be legally vulnerable but have not been charged.

Donald Trump Jr. was under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for contacts he had with Russians, but was never charged. Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, provided false information about his foreign contacts when applying for his security clearance, but Trump issued him one anyway.


The President has told advisers he thinks that he and his family have been unfairly targeted and that he's concerned the legal pursuits could continue under the Biden Justice Department.

Trump's lawyers and allies have been lobbying him for pardons ranging from their personal clients to people whom Vice President-elect Kamala Harris put behind bars, according to multiple people. She was a state prosecutor, however, and pardons apply only to federal crimes.


The New York Times and ABC News first reported that Giuliani was discussing a pardon with the President and on discussions about preemptive pardons for Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.”

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Reply #2 posted 12/06/20 9:51am

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Up to 20 people now involved.

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Reply #3 posted 12/06/20 1:25pm

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just another Trump scandal...it never ends
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