Bharara: Trump’s political allies ‘clearly getting a message’ with presidential pardons

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Washington (CNN)Former US Attorney Preet Bharara said President Donald Trump’s political allies are clearly receiving a message from his presidential pardons.

“I don’t know if he is trying to send a message, but they are clearly getting a message,” Bharara, who is a CNN legal analyst, said Sunday in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Bharara added, “He’s making it very clear he is prepared to pardon anyone for any reason without any review. It was suggested that he reviewed the case; I don’t think Donald Trump did anything of the sort.”

The former New York federal prosecutor said that there’s a specific process presidents should follow for presidential pardons “so people understand that that power is being exercised fairly and on the merits and not because of whim or spite or…

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