BREAKING: Democrat Lawmaker Now Want to Investigate Trump’s Pardons

While Presidential pardons are constitutionally allowed, somehow when Trump does it, some Democrats feel the need to “investigate.”

Appearing on CNN,  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said, “I mean, we will, of course, I expect, have hearings on this. There’s a process that the president is expected to follow in granting pardons or granting clemency. We’ll try to bring attention to this issue on behalf of the American people. We will continue to do oversight.”

WashingtonExaminer reports a Democrat said he expected the House to investigate this week’s wave of presidential commutations and pardons, including the commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence.

“I mean, we will, of course, I expect, have hearings on this,” Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, told CNN. “There’s a process that the president is expected to follow in granting pardons or granting clemency. We’ll try to bring attention to this issue on behalf of the American people. We will continue to do oversight.”

The Trump administration announced this week that Blagojevich would be released from prison in Colorado, where he was eight years into a 14-year sentence after being convicted on corruption charges.

Four out of the last 10 Illinois governors have been convicted of corruption charges, and Blagojevich’s sentence was the longest ever handed out to a politician from the state.

“Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person, don’t know him,” Trump said to reporters.

Trump also granted a pardon to former NFL owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., former NYPD police commissioner Bernard Kerik, “junk bond king” Michael Milken, and several others.

Several Democrats expressed frustration with the move, including 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who complained of a “broken and racist” criminal justice system.

“Today, Trump granted clemency to tax cheats, Wall Street crooks, billionaires, and corrupt government officials,” Sanders tweeted. “Meanwhile thousands of poor and working-class kids sit in jail for nonviolent drug convictions. This is what a broken and racist criminal justice system looks like.”