Trump’s Last-Day Pardon List Shows A Soft Spot For Those Accused Of Public Corruption | Talking Points Memo

President Donald Trump has always had a bit of a soft spot for public corruption. 

From Duncan Hunter to Chris Collins to Steve Stockman, he’s been quite willing to use his clemency powers to the benefit of politicians who have abused the public’s trust. Tuesday’s lengthy list of last-minute clemencies was no different.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1355602

Criminals of a feather…

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It must be killing Trump that he can pardon these other people but not his family or himself (so far).

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Trump’s Last-Day Pardon List Shows A Soft Spot For Those Accused Of Public Corruption

Them’s his peeps.

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This didn’t take long.

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The Jack Abramoff crony, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to honest services fraud…

Um, what exactly is “honest” services fraud?

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Hey Sean, is this your profile in courage? You poltroonish little turd.

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So much for draining the swamp, he releases the few swamp creatures that ever got caught.

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TFF!

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Corruption and bribery, it’s what got former St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and $250,000 fine.

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But of course, it took courage to ramp up the lying, stealing, and incompetency to get to the highest office in the land. I bet this is Trump’s favorite book as a child:
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President Donald Trump has always had a bit of a soft spot for public corruption.

That could be because he’s always been publicly corrupt.

Note to Don the Con: Good riddance, you miserable son-of-a-bitch. May your days in jail be long and many.

ETA 12:01 p.m. EST

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Again with his lame-assed teeny tiny fist.

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The sheer irony of Trump as well as Josh Hawley using the clinched fist in the air as a symbol of rebellion and sticking it to the man. You can be sure that they and many of their supporters would be in perpetual rage when athletes and social activists used it 40-50 years ago.

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Soft spot vs. hard on?

Potato potahto…

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He’s trying to set a precedent - I have a feeling he’ll be sniffing around the Biden White House for a Nixon-style pardon.

Trump only likes insurrectionists who don’t get caught.

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There’s a brotherhood between con men, grifters and crooks.

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Pardons served two purposes for Trump. One, to silence witnesses that could help convict him of felonies. Two, provide bribes that are now in Donald’s Cayman Islands bank accounts.

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