I don’t think he was rehired.
Trying to keep up with NYT? There’s a few names there whose columns I automatically classify as trash.
Better put that off so far into the future that it’s posthumous.
If that’s the goal I’m thinking twenty to life in the federal clink would make him appear even smaller and weaker. Figuratively and literally.
Could be useful as a trap.
Biden (to his cabinet): I proposed a partial pardon to Trump.
Cabinet: WTF, are you serious?
Biden (to his cabinet): Nah, I just want to steal his thunder and get under his skin. Of course we won’t pardon him for the January 6th insurrection and his violation of secrecy of the National Archives Classified materials. I just want to use his playbook on political pardons against him. I believe we could provoke him into admitting some additional details of his misdeeds that are outside the scope of the “limited” pardon.
Cabinet: As long as the Attorney General, FBI, Secret Service, US Marshall’s have vetted this plan, go for it.
Ad Hoc Pardon Team: Ooooh, I like that plot twist.
Biden (publicly): I would like to invite a special guest to the White House to receive a special (limited) pardon…
Biden (publicly): (With Trump in attendance) I would like to extend a pardon to, … Edward Snowden, as Edward Snowden has a better concept of right and wrong compared to my predecessor and failed to responsibly exercise his pardon power, and used it as a political bludgeon instead.
I listen to Heather Cox-Richardson’s Facebook talks and to the podcast she does with Joanne Freeman, and I remember her saying she thought that Ford’s pardon of Nixon was a good idea but has since changed her mind. She also draws a parallel to post-Civil War USA:
Pardoning 45 would be a STOOPID idea!
I don’t know if you mean this as a criticism of Ford, being an ally of Nixon, but Speaker Carl Albert met with Nixon to tell him that Ford was the only person that Congress would accept as a new Vice President.
I think Biden should be exactly as tough on crime as the GOP always say they are. Nail him to the wall with as many nails as may be warranted.
I can’t see any way a Trump pardon could work and be beneficial to the US as a whole.
He infected politics, and enraged the psyches of a huge portion of the country. Whether he dies, gets pardoned, gets tried, or skips out on a trial to hide in Russia, the hate and paranoia and threats will continue from his loyal worshipers. Even if video surfaces of him strangling a crib full of puppies grinning and laughing his minions will explain it away and blame “the far left.”
He ruined the country. The guy who promised to make America great again screwed us all, it’s just that a huge number of citizens refuse to see it.
You can only be pardoned for crimes which you have been found guilty of or pleaded guilty to. Trump would never accept a pardon because it means accepting guilt.
Willick means fucking idiot in the original Pakled.
Previous case law suggests otherwise.
What I mean is that Ford lost a tremendous amount of political support pardoning Nixon even though they theoretically had the same voter base. If Biden pardoned Trump the political cost would likely be even higher since virtually everyone who supports Biden absolutely loathes Trump.
Oh God, this reference is so good. RED ALARM.
As far as the post: some days I can’t fathom why I work so hard at my job, while this guy makes so much more than I do to poop in a word document and turn it in and take a long weekend.
After Ford left the White House in January 1977, he privately justified his pardon of Nixon by carrying in his wallet a portion of the text of Burdick v. United States, a 1915 U.S. Supreme Court decision which stated that a pardon indicated a presumption of guilt, and that acceptance of a pardon was tantamount to a confession of that guilt.