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Glenn Kirschner: Why a Pardon Can’t Save Trump from Criminal Responsibility for Covid Deaths.


September 12, 2020

Now that Trump has been exposed by Bob Woodward as having lied to the American people about the dangers of the Coronavirus, some people have asked, “What happens if Trump resigns and Pence pardons him?” Some legal scholars seem to think pardons are untouchable, unchallengeable. Here is why the judiciary likely would rule that a corrupt pardon is unlawful, invalid and void.

About Glenn Kirshner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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