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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, January 17, 2021

As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from wealthy felons or their associates to push the White House for clemency, according to documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers. ... A onetime top adviser to the Trump campaign was paid $50,000 to help seek a pardon for John Kiriakou, a former C.I.A. officer convicted of illegally disclosing classified information, and agreed to a $50,000 bonus if the president granted it, according to a copy of an agreement. And Kiriakou was separately told that Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani could help him secure a pardon for $2 million.

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After the law gets through with these guys, they won't be able to sell mattresses at a discount.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-01-17 09:37 PM | Reply

I mean, give the Republicans credit.

They are Running Government Like A Business.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-17 11:00 PM | Reply

Another trick the Founders never realized. They were extremely intelligent men, but it appears they never imagined a crook like Trump would ascend to the Presidency, and how he could take monetary advantage of it.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 02:32 AM | Reply

Trump, Ivanka and/or J-Rad are certainly wetting their beaks over these influence-peddling schemes...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2021-01-18 09:27 AM | Reply

Rudy Colludy has to get his $20K a day somehow since Don the Con won't pay him.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-01-18 09:45 AM | Reply

It must be really liberating to belong to a party which has zero ethical standards. No matter what you do, you'll still be able to make a fortune from sociopaths and suckers.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-18 11:45 PM | Reply

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