Leading Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has reacted with disgust to President Trump’s pardon of former campaign manager Paul Manafort, former adviser Roger Stone, and several others.
During the Mueller investigation, Trump’s lawyer floated a pardon to Manafort.
Manafort withdrew his cooperation with prosecutors, lied, was convicted, and then Trump praised him for not “ratting.”
Trump’s pardon now completes the corrupt scheme.
Lawless until the bitter end.
In a follow-up tweet, Schiff added:
There are people in federal prison who deserve a pardon.
Some are serving lengthy sentences for non-violent crimes, or have reformed.
But who does Trump pardon?
Those who lie, cheat or steal for him and his family.
There’s no rule of law with Trump.
Just naked self-interest.
Prior to Trump’s announcement of 26 new pardons Wednesday, Schiff appeared on MSNBC where he called Trump’s earlier wave of pardons corrupt, grotesque and morally repugnant.
“I think the president is in a downward mental spiral in these last few weeks of his presidency,” Schiff told Ali Velshi.
“He’s worried about being labeled a loser,” he added.