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If trump issued pocket pardons wouldn't the Biden Administration know?

If he had and since he is no longer President, couldn't they release the information and say who has one right now? Don't want to see AG Garland start rounding up these cretins and we get the Gomer Pyle treatment. Surprise, surprise, surprise! (Yeah, my age is showing, but so what?)

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2. He might not know, but AG Garland and his team would know

And if Trump had issued "pocket pardons" to anyone under investigation, they would have been informed.

There's no way people with pardons in their pockets would stand back and go through the stigma, expense, and hassle of being investigated, being subject to search warrants, etc. if they had a get out jail free card.

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3. knowing trump....

He would hold onto them for future profit. The recipients may not even know. Hey Rudy, I might have signed a pardon for you before I left office, but I need a favor..........

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4. If Rudy had a pardon, it would have been invoked by now

There's no way he would be going through all of this if he had a pardon.

But that said, if Trump issued a "pocket pardon" (which I don't think are a thing anyway) and is still holding onto it, it's not a valid pardon because it has to be delivered to and accepted by the person while Trump has the power to issue pardons, i.e., during his presidency. Writing down "I'm pardoning Rudy" but not giving it to him while he's still president isn't a pardon. It's just a note.

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If trump issued pocket pardons wouldn't the Biden Administration know?

What in Hades are they  :stoner: -dreaming about? Presidential pardons are public record.

Of course, what LIEden himself knows is a question DUpipo shouldn't want explored.
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What in Hades are they  :stoner: -dreaming about? Presidential pardons are public record.

And presidents can pardon whoever they want. Just like Bubba and Obama did.

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How lefty imagines pardons work:

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How lefty imagines pardons work:

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What in Hades are they  :stoner: -dreaming about? Presidential pardons are public record.

Of course, what LIEden himself knows is a question DUpipo shouldn't want explored.
I had never even heard of a "pocket pardon" until today.  :thatsright:

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  I awoke 3:00 am from falling asleep on the couch one night back in January.  And there's President Trump on TV doing an infomercial for pocket pardons.  I perked up. Blanket pardons, no expiration date!  $19.99 + SH.  Well I got out my credit card and ordered me one.   :-)

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In the DUmmies minds, Republican politicians are like the super-villains from a comic book movie (or maybe a Scooby-Doo cartoon).  Always, one step ahead of the good guys until the very end.  Which explains why they get so excited by things like Fitzmas and the Mueller Report.  They were sure that, just like in the movies, the good guys would swoop in right at the end to save the day.  Yet, time and again, they had their hearts broken by the heroes in their imaginary scenarios, because their expectations were propped up by complete fantasy.  So they reset, create a new imaginary scandal and wait for a new savior.  Every day they look at the news expecting that Bush, Trump, McConnell or some other politician they don't like will be in handcuffs under the headline "And I'd have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!".