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Should Trump Pardon Obama?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by GatorRev, May 22, 2020.

  1. GatorRev

    GatorRev Ask me about CBD Premium Member

    Pre-emptively of course for Obama's involvement in the whole Flynn, Russian collusion nonsense, nefarious Coup attempt.

    Wipe the slate clean.

    1. We don't go after previous presidents.
    2. Difficult to prove how active/passive Obama was in the whole matter. Obama could have had legitimate concerns initially, but once it became clear that there was no "there" there, he should not have allowed it to continue.
    3. While publicly taking the high road, this is a brilliant political maneuver.
    4. It's the perfect response to Pelosi's comment that Trump is Forever Impeached. Obama would Forever Be Pardoned, and that is enough.
    5. Time to move on.
     
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  2. GatorJMDZ

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    Worst thread ever and by a really embarrassing margin.
     
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  3. ursidman

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    Excuse this ignorant layman but I believe you have to be convicted of something in order to be pardoned. You have your homework cut out for you. Good luck with that
     
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  4. RIP

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    Good. Lord.
     
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  5. obgator

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    That was a waste of photons and neurons.
     
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  6. GatorRev

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    Pardon - Wikipedia

    A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences resulting from a criminal conviction. A pardon may be granted before or after conviction for the crime, depending on the laws of the jurisdiction.[1][2]


    1. Jacob Frenkel (21 July 2017). "President Trump Can Preemptively Pardon His Advisers And Family, But Will He?". Forbes.
      Glenn P. Hastedt (2007).

      2. White House Studies Compendium. Nova Science Pub Inc. p. 328. ISBN 9781600216800.
     
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  7. PITBOSS

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    This makes no sense as trump is the one baselessly accusing President Obama.

    Oh wait - I get it. Never mind. Impressive troll!
     
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  8. ursidman

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    OK, so just for show then. No crime needed. Got it
     
  9. docspor

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    I think Trump should pardon him for his puny government spending & his little baby deficits
     
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  10. GatorRev

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    Yes He is!!!
     
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  11. VAg8r1

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    A more relevant hypothetical would be if elected should Joe Biden pardon Donald Trump? Given Trump's obsession with concealing his financial records and his past history there is a good chance that the Donald may have committed prosecutable crimes.
     
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  12. gatorknights

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    Maybe he can pardon me for that unfortunate incident at Dub's when I was in college. Or Mons Venus for the bachelor party. :eek::eek::D:D
     
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  13. AndyGator

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    As bugs would say, what a maroon :rolleyes:
     
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  14. vaxcardinal

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    Of course he should. Trump is a very compassionate person
     
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  15. mutz87

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    said no non-delusional person ever :D
     
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  16. Emmitto

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    If Biden pardons Trump for the myriad convictions later I’ll puke in my own butt.
     
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  17. Emmitto

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    If Biden pardons Trump for the myriad convictions later I’ll puke in my own butt. That would be a classic D move.

    The pardon, not the butt puke. Although that might be too.
     
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  18. AzCatFan

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    This has to be the best thread ever. Trump can't even come up with the crime Obama committed, but should pardon him anyway!
     
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  19. OklahomaGator

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    Ford pardoned Nixon for any crimes committed while President I believe.
     
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  20. VAg8r1

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    correct. The difference is that if Nixon didn't resign the House would have impeached him and there was a real possibility that he could have been removed from office by the Senate. Nixon had been the subject of a long investigation and there was already quite a record of wrongdoing on his part. Ford to his credit decided that further prosecution of Nixon would have been divisive and against the best interests of the country. Ford's decision may have cost him the election in 1976.
     
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