Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSpurning left, centrist Dems tout bank law for midterms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — The art of walking away from the deal Giuliani: Trump asked White House lawyer to go to Russia briefings MORE (D-Va.) suggested on Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch brothers company tweets support for Kim Kardashian after Trump meeting Romney reveals he wrote in wife's name for president in 2016 Pompeo has dinner with top North Korean official in New York: report MORE may be seeking to send a message to witnesses in the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia by issuing a flurry of pardons.
"The President’s ad hoc use of the pardon power is concerning enough," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted.
"But the possibility that he may also be sending a message to witnesses in a criminal investigation into his campaign is extremely dangerous. In the United States of America, no one is above the law."
The President’s ad hoc use of the pardon power is concerning enough. But the possibility that he may also be sending a message to witnesses in a criminal investigation into his campaign is extremely dangerous. In the United States of America, no one is above the law.
The White House said in a statement on Thursday that Trump believed that D'Souza, a staunch ally of the president, had been the "victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws" and that he "accepted responsibility for his actions."
Trump also said on Thursday that he was considering a pardon for TV personality Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Stewart was convicted in 2004 lying to federal investigators about suspected securities fraud and served time in federal prison.
Blagojevich is currently serving out a 14-year prison sentence for a number of corruption charges, including trying to sell former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaYes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy Merkel told Obama she felt compelled to run again to counter Trump: book Trump practices his golf swing at White House sports fitness event MORE's vacant Senate seat after he was elected to the White House in 2008.
Trump has already issued a number of pardons, including for former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official...