Trump ‘discussed pardons for Ivanka, Eric, Don Jr, Jared Kushner and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani because he’s worried Biden administration may seek retribution against him by targeting them’
- Trump has reportedly been in talks with his advisers about pardons for his kids
- The president is concerned that a Biden administration may seek retribution against Eric, Ivanka and Don Jr as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner
- Sources claim he is also in talks about a pardon for his lawyer Rudy Giuliani
- It was reported earlier on Tuesday that Trump and Giuliani discussed it last week
Daily Mail: According to the New York Times, the president is worried that a Biden administration may seek retribution against him by targeting the oldest of his five children.
However, presidential pardons do not provide protection against state or local crimes. The president reportedly asked aides if he has the right to pardon himself and family members and has even asked if he could issue pardons pre-emptively for things people could be charged with in the future.
According to the Times, Kushner provided false information to federal authorities about his contacts with foreigners for his security clearance. Despite that, he was given a security clearance anyway.
Giuliani has reportedly been under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York over his work in Ukraine, which became the heart of Trump’s impeachment.
The impeachment revealed efforts by Giuliani and his associates to push out the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.