It Passed! New York lawmakers pass bill aimed at weakening Trump's pardon power

May 2019
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midwest
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Thank you New York!!! Giuliani should be getting nervous about now. The measure, which creates a narrow exception to the state's double jeopardy law, now goes to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk. New York state lawmakers have passed a measure that would allow prosecutors to pursue state charges against certain individuals even if they've received a presidential pardon — a move seen as a direct shot at Trump. The bill now goes to Gov. Cuomo's desk (Cuomo has already said he'd sign).

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The exception would allow state prosecutors to open or advance investigations into any pardoned individual who served in a president's administration, worked directly or indirectly to advance their campaign or transition, or worked at a non-profit or business controlled by the president and whose alleged criminal activity took place in New York state. The exception also allows for investigations to be opened or continued into anyone who was pardoned for the president's benefit.

Notably, Trump's business and campaign are both headquartered in New York.

The change was backed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating Trump and his family members, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has indicated he will sign the bill. Prosecutors and lawmakers who back the bill said the measure is necessary to ensure that investigations into the president, his associates and his business taking place at the state level are not derailed by pardons.
 
Mar 2019
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#2
Thank you New York!!! Giuliani should be getting nervous about now. The measure, which creates a narrow exception to the state's double jeopardy law, now goes to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk. New York state lawmakers have passed a measure that would allow prosecutors to pursue state charges against certain individuals even if they've received a presidential pardon — a move seen as a direct shot at Trump. The bill now goes to Gov. Cuomo's desk (Cuomo has already said he'd sign).

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The exception would allow state prosecutors to open or advance investigations into any pardoned individual who served in a president's administration, worked directly or indirectly to advance their campaign or transition, or worked at a non-profit or business controlled by the president and whose alleged criminal activity took place in New York state. The exception also allows for investigations to be opened or continued into anyone who was pardoned for the president's benefit.

Notably, Trump's business and campaign are both headquartered in New York.

The change was backed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating Trump and his family members, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has indicated he will sign the bill. Prosecutors and lawmakers who back the bill said the measure is necessary to ensure that investigations into the president, his associates and his business taking place at the state level are not derailed by pardons.
New York and Commiefornia should be kicked out of the USA.
 
Apr 2012
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Thank you New York!!! Giuliani should be getting nervous about now. The measure, which creates a narrow exception to the state's double jeopardy law, now goes to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk. New York state lawmakers have passed a measure that would allow prosecutors to pursue state charges against certain individuals even if they've received a presidential pardon — a move seen as a direct shot at Trump. The bill now goes to Gov. Cuomo's desk (Cuomo has already said he'd sign).

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The exception would allow state prosecutors to open or advance investigations into any pardoned individual who served in a president's administration, worked directly or indirectly to advance their campaign or transition, or worked at a non-profit or business controlled by the president and whose alleged criminal activity took place in New York state. The exception also allows for investigations to be opened or continued into anyone who was pardoned for the president's benefit.

Notably, Trump's business and campaign are both headquartered in New York.

The change was backed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating Trump and his family members, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has indicated he will sign the bill. Prosecutors and lawmakers who back the bill said the measure is necessary to ensure that investigations into the president, his associates and his business taking place at the state level are not derailed by pardons.
More of democrats showing they hate and ignore the constitution