pvolcko wrote:I'm pretty sure Presidents can not pardon themselves. No logic to it at all, even by the legal system's standards. If you know otherwise I'd be interested in a source. Not being a wise-ass here, genuinely interested.
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"
pvolcko wrote:I've read the story and I'm not sure I understand how Cheney was tangled up in this thing. Seems like a twice removed stock ownership, probably held in blind trust. Don't imagine that will hold up in the slightest. Gonzalez seemed to have a more direct connection to it, but there too it seemed thin. Will be interested to read more as things develop.
I suggest we leave that up to a duly constituted jury then....You know...Where people who aren't above the law end up!
pvolcko wrote:However, claiming that this is some kind of first salvo in the indictments of BushCo seems pretty ridiculous.
Well....To many people the idea of heating you house with coal seems pretty ridiculous too!