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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals.



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Personally, I think Trump will pardon himself, his kids and those GOP lawmakers secretly if not openly. If he does it secretly, guess we won't know if and until Trump, his kids and/or the GOP lawmakers are faced with federal charges.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-19 04:49 PM | Reply

pardons for Republican lawmakers who had sought them for their role in the Capitol insurrection

Posted by Gal_Tuesday at

Wowser. Who were these criminals? Are Cruz and Hawley on the list?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-19 07:10 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-19 09:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Pardons would also deprive them of their 5th Amendment rights and open the door to testifying under oath.

No more, "I refuse to answer on the grounds that I may incriminate myself."

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-20 06:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The pardon ship has officially sailed.

Memo to all your GOP co-conspirators: keep your mouths shut and your heads down. The new DOJ will come for you if they have the evidence. In the mean time, don't make a bigger target of yourselves than you already are. I'm looking at you, Josh Hawley and Rafael Cruz...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-01-20 01:02 PM | Reply

A) That's the best picture I've ever seen of Eric.
B) I bet Trump would do exactly that if he could actually get that hairline.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-01-20 04:46 PM | Reply

pardons for Republican lawmakers who had sought them for their role in the Capitol insurrection
Posted by Gal_Tuesday at
Wowser. Who were these criminals? Are Cruz and Hawley on the list?

Two GOP AZ House members:

Biggs and Gosar sought pardons for Capitol riot, but didn't get them

This is interesting because:

A Stop the Steal' organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his Washington rally

Weeks before a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, right-wing activist Ali Alexander told his followers that he was planning something big for Jan. 6.

Alexander, who organized the "Stop the Steal" movement, said he hatched the plan -coinciding with Congress's vote to certify the electoral college votes--alongside three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Andy Biggs, Ariz., Mo Brooks, Ala., and Paul Gosar, Ariz., all hard-line Trump supporters.

"We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said in a since-deleted video on Periscope highlighted by the Project on Government Oversight, an investigative nonprofit. The plan, he said, was to "change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body, hearing our loud roar from outside."

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-21 12:39 PM | Reply


Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence

The brothers of Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said their sibling is "at least partially to blame" for the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Biggs's brothers, William Biggs and Daniel Biggs, wrote in a letter to the editor to The Arizona Republic that he should be removed from office over what they viewed as his role in inciting the riot.

"By attempting to cause uncertainty in the election's outcome, Andy is at least partially to blame for the riot at the Capital on January 6," the brothers wrote. "Political ambition, peer pressure and fealty to [former President Donald] Trump proved to be too strong a drug to resist.

"These are violations of his oath of office and erode the trust of the American electorate. For these reasons we call for the timely removal of Congressman Biggs from office."

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-21 01:16 PM | Reply

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