Trump isn’t just pardoning his criminal buddies. He might be profiting off it too

Because the grift never ends, the Justice Department is investigating a potential scheme in which money was funneled to the White House or a political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to CNN.

The revelation came to light through heavily-redacted court documents unsealed Tuesday by the Chief Judge of the DC District Court, Beryl Howell. The court records reveal a request by federal prosecutors to review documents obtained during a search before the end of summer. The records don’t say exactly who was involved or the timeframe in which the scheme occurred, but at least one lawyer was involved in the communications along with a third party who wasn’t the attorney’s client. No one seems to have been publicly charged with anything related to the documents to date, reports CNN.

The news follows on actions Trump took to pardon former national security adviser Mike Flynn and commute the sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. This week, stories have also surfaced about Trump perhaps preemptively pardoning his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his three children. 

Daily Kos Trump isn’t just pardoning his criminal buddies. He might be profiting off it too