Read more: Trump’s pardons disregard the rule of law
Donald Trump tweeted on May 31 that he will pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, who violated campaign finance laws.
He’s already pardoned former Dick Cheney Chief of Staff Scooter Libby — convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice — and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court (disobeying federal judge’s order).
Watch: Trump trying to pardon himself would be an abuse of power
Breaking campaign finance laws. Obstruction of justice. Lying. Disobeying judge’s orders.
These specific charges that Trump has forgave can’t be a coincidence: They are all crimes either Trump is under investigation for or he would want his team to commit to obstruct that investigation.
These pardons send a message to Trump’s allies swept up in the Russia investigation: Stay loyal and you will be pardoned.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving forward with the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, while Congress’ investigations vary in their direction and effectiveness.