Dinesh D’Souza is the worst — which makes me wonder what Trump is trying to distract us from this week. Hmm.
Former WH official, on D'Souza pardon, says he doesn't think Trump is playing "the sort of three-dimensional chess people ascribe to decisions like this. More often than not he's just eating the pieces." https://t.co/aXw3uX7Fy7
— Sarah Mimms (@mimms) May 31, 2018
Abuse of power continues with pardon of conservative activist who broke campaign finance laws by hiding donations over the legal limit, not unlike concealment of Stormy Daniels payment. @POTUS says unfair. Why, because he was caught? Trying to send a message to Michael Cohen? https://t.co/j8G2hZ8QSQ
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 31, 2018
A pardon is not a badge of honor, it means you will always be a convicted criminal.
— The Crater of Civilization (@wbtate) May 31, 2018
The President’s ad hoc use of the pardon power is concerning enough. But the possibility that he may also be sending a message to witnesses in a criminal investigation into his campaign is extremely dangerous. In the United States of America, no one is above the law.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) May 31, 2018
NEW: New York's acting AG, Barbara Underwood, says Trump's D'Souza pardon adds urgency to push to "close New York’s double jeopardy loophole and ensure that anyone who evades federal justice by virtue of a politically expedient pardon can be held accountable."
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 31, 2018
Is Trump's latest pardon a message to his former aides caught in the Russia probe? "Of course," says one former White House aide. https://t.co/bDP0u0GoMp
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) May 31, 2018