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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:47 PM

Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon

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Source: New York Times

Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, was one of President Donald J. Trump’s most vocal allies during his term, publicly pledging loyalty and even signing a letter nominating the president for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In the final weeks of Mr. Trump’s term, Mr. Gaetz sought something in return. He privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed, according to two people told of the discussions.

Around that time, Mr. Gaetz was also publicly calling for broad pardons from Mr. Trump to thwart what he termed the “bloodlust” of their political opponents. But Justice Department investigators had begun questioning Mr. Gaetz’s associates about his conduct, including whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old that violated sex trafficking laws, in an inquiry that grew out of the case of an indicted associate in Florida.

It was unclear whether Mr. Gaetz or the White House knew at the time about the inquiry, or who else he sought pardons for. Mr. Gaetz did not tell White House aides that he was under investigation for potential sex trafficking violations when he made the request. But top White House lawyers and officials viewed the request for a pre-emptive pardon as a nonstarter that would set a bad precedent, the people said.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/politics/matt-gaetz-trump-pardon.html?smid=tw-share

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:57 PM

1. I guess Gaetz didnt come up with the 2 million required for a pardon....

Sick ... I guess Q was right their are pedo's except they blamed the wrong party

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:51 PM

2. Trump could pardon him now.

Since he's (koff) still president. Right?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:33 PM

3. Evidence of a guilty state of mind

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:47 PM

4. LOL

And the snake then bit the man who had saved it and nursed it back to life.
The man asked him: Why did you bite me, I saved your life then nursed you back to life.......

The snake said: "SNAKE!" Duhhhhhhhhhh

Trump would screw over anyone and everyone. Even his most loyal, and as it has been shown this past week, he even bilked his own voters................

The only person he won't screw with is PUTIN..........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:24 AM

5. How bad a spot are you in when TRUMP ignores you?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:11 AM

7. Yeah, when you are worse than Roger Stone?

How can anyone be lower than Roger Stone?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:56 AM

6. Since when was Trump ever worried about "bad precedents"?

He set one bad precedent after another every fucking day for four years. His legacy is nothing BUT bad precedents.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:34 AM

8. Locking...



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