MSNBC 7 Jan 2021

NYT: Trump Said To Have Discussed Pardoning Himself


Michael Schmidt, who reported in The New York Times that Trump has discussed pardoning himself with aides, tells Lawrence O'Donnell that if Trump issues a self-pardon, the Biden Justice Department may decide "to investigate the president, prosecute the president, and take him to court" to affirm the principle that no one, including a president, is above the law. Aired on 1/8/2021.

The New York Times reports that President Trump is said to have discussed pardoning himself with multiple aides. Aired on 01/07/2021.
Four US security personnel from the private company Blackwater, who were convicted of shooting unarmed civilians in the Nisour Square massacre in Iraq, have been included in a swathe of pardons announced by President Trump. In total 17 people were killed in the massacre. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Federal prosecutors have discussed making a legal request for Rudy Giuliani's electronic communications, two sources familiar with the probe tell NBC News, a sign that the investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney remains active and may soon be ramping up. Aired on 12/22/2020.
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and author of "On Tyranny" joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss President Trump's lies about the election contributed to the violence at the Capitol, and the damaging effect that has on democracy. Snyder says, "if we want to have a democracy into the future then we have to say we care about factuality, we care about truth we care about supporting the press, especially the local press and the courageous people who make it their calling to bring us the truth." Aired on 01/14/2021.

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