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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: anonentity
Well he can't pardon someone who hasn't been convicted so they better hurry up and convict if he's going to pardon anyone.
The president enjoys broad executive authority on pardons. It’s his call. If President Obama wants to pardon Clinton, he can do it, even if she doesn’t request the pardon.
According to Politico, Obama could pardon Clinton “for any federal offenses she may have committed or could ever be prosecuted for.”
One expert, attorney Samuel T. Morison, told The Charlotte Observer, “The only constraint is that he can’t pardon someone in advance of committing the offense.
Obama had better make sure his ink doesn't run out in his pen.
Barack Obama was the first American President to use the autopen to sign a bill into law, which he first did on May 26, 2011 when he authorized an extension of the Patriot Act from France. And now he’s used it again to approve the fiscal cliff deal from more than 4,800 miles away and, in so doing, has returned the autopen to the national spotlight.
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: FauxMulder
Where does any law say that?
Constitution Article II, Section 2
and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.