Appearing on CNN, Senator Amy Klobuchar accused President Trump of “literally burning down the house of justice as he walks out the door” with his latest round of pardons that include Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.
Klobuchar said of Trump’s pardons “88% of them..a study was done…of his pardons are somehow related to Donald Trump’s interests or to his own political interests. So, when you look at them, even though they all seem different, as you point out, about murderers, about money laundering, about a Congress using campaign funds to send his pet rabbit on a trip, true fact, when you look through all of them, what ties them together is corruption. It is corruption. And so, when you think of the pardon power, that is supposed to be about forgiveness and mercy.”
“He uses this to help out his buddies,” she conitnued “and, by the way, he’s literally burning down the house of justice as he walks out the door. all the work of law enforcement, of FBI, of prosecutors, career people who worked on these cases so hard to take care of white-collar criminals. He basically is telling them no, demeaning their work.”
“He’s literally burning down the house of justice as he walks out the door,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar says about President Trump’s flurry of controversial pardons. https://t.co/ciZLdIbu1y pic.twitter.com/Ar5iHH19OU
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