- Supporters, family members and TV hosts are leaning towards advice on who to forgive before President Donald Trump leaves office. The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
- As part of the formal application process, presidents usually review cases examined by Justice Department attorneys.
- Trump on Wednesday apologized to his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for lying to FBI agents about his acquaintance with Russian officials in 2016.
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Friends, TV hosts and family members are leaning toward advice on deciding who to forgive before President Donald Trump retires on January 20. The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Generally, people who have committed federal crimes can Apply to the White House, which is considering a presidential apology, And their cases are reviewed by Justice Department attorneys.
But Trump relies on the recommendations of people close to him, especially his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, he told the Post. The newspaper described Kushner as playing an important role in Trump’s previous apologies.
In the last weeks of his tenure, there has been growing speculation about who the president will forgive. The post did not specify which individuals Trump Circle referred to for apologies.
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide in the apology “Blitz”, also pleaded guilty to lying to investigators as part of Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation.
Traditionally, presidents have reserved their apologies for abortion victims of justice. But Trump has been accused of using power to protect his colleagues from punishment.
There are also rumors that Trump may pardon himself, an unprecedented move, which some legal experts believe will be struck down by the Supreme Court.
The president apologized Wednesday to his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his acquaintance with Russian officials before Trump took office. Trump claims that Flynn did not receive a fair trial.
But Trump is not the first president Amnesty faces allegations of abuse – Presidents George HW Bush and Bill Clinton have also been accused of abuse of power.