U.S. prosecutors investigating potential White House ‘bribery-for-pardon’ scheme | Reuters

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court.

It said federal prosecutors in Washington said they had obtained evidence of a bribery scheme in which someone “would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence.”

U.S. prosecutors investigating potential White House ‘bribery-for-pardon’ scheme | Reuters