Devil505 wrote:Article II section 2 says this:
"he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Nothing in there to stop him from pardoning himself or his "Gang Members"
I'm not buying it. Sure he can pardon his "gang members", as you put it, but if he were to grant pardon to himself (assuming such a thing is possible) it would necessarily be for an impeachable offense. All the congress would have to do it impeach him, even after his term expires so long as the ball is started rolling while he's still in, and the self-pardon would be nulled. Also, if he managed to grant himself a pardon for some offense, all it would do is stir up the hornets nest in the the congress and they'd go full steam ahead on finding something else to impeach and perhaps push for criminal prosecution on. It would be a very bad move politically and self-preservationally (if you assume he's done something criminal or impeachable, which I do not believe).
I suggest we leave that up to a duly constituted jury then....You know...Where people who aren't above the law end up!
If it gets there. Hearing more about the AG that brought the case. Apparently lost his reelection bid and is on his way out. May have gotten an indictment on something that won't pass muster with the judge or that his successor won't agree to continue to prosecute, at least with Cheney and/or Gonzalez as named defendants.