I read the linked article and can't figure out why he's doing this.
#3 | Posted by JeffJ
Really, Jeff? Let me splain to you.
In electronic warfare, Military aircraft drop bales of "chaff" which is shredded aluminium. These slow falling, tiny pieces of aluminum create false radar targets which can draw Enemy fire and by creating many targets, help to prevent the real target from being recognized, and destroyed.
By Trump pardoning lots of miscreants, he is just dropping political chaaff. He has no concern for them, except as they become political chaff for "Important" VIP Pardons.
Each convict pardoned, provides 'political camouflage' for all the others, thereby, sheltering the important ones. You know, his a-wholl buddies and Co Conspirators, the ones who lie to Congress for Trump, and provide cover for him.
In multiple pardons, Trump also creates "pardon fatigue". He gets people arguing over inconsequential pardons so that they are tired of talking about pardons by the time the limos pick up Stone and Flynn at either the courthouse, or at the prison gates.
If Trump pardoned only Stone and Flynn, the political blow-back would be enormous. By pardoning many, the President, the GOP and Trump cronies can slip out, bearing much less burden due to all the others being pardoned also.
Trump also provides GOP talking points as the pardons create heat on the GOP, who will maximize the chaff drop, by deflecting questions to the other, non Trump connected pardonees whenever pointed questions are brought up to Trump's flying monkey squad GOP.
Cant you see McConnell on FACE THE NATION taking the question of Stone and Flynn Pardons? It will sound like this: "I dont think you can look at the Stone and Flynn Pardons as political any more than one could his many other pardons, and blah, blah, blah". And the interviewer '...will have to leave it there'.
Trump could not use this tactic if the GOP were not accomplices; as the Impeachment displayed, Trump knows the GOP wont say schit nor Shinola about it.
Now do you understand, Jeff?