Why is Trump on pardoning spree before 2020 presidential election?


RELEASED FROM FEDERAL PRISON AT
ANY MOMENT HERE. ANY MOMENT HERE.
>>DAVID:.>>DAVID:.
DAVID: DAVID:
YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US NOW YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US NOW
IS ANALYST, JUDGE ANDREW, THANK IS ANALYST, JUDGE ANDREW, THANK
YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.
IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.
YOU TOLD ME EARLIER, PARDONS ARE YOU TOLD ME EARLIER, PARDONS ARE
NOT ABOUT JUSTICE, THEY ARE NOT ABOUT JUSTICE, THEY ARE
ABOUT MERCY. ABOUT MERCY.
WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT YOU WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT YOU
SUPPORT WITH THE PRESIDENT DID SUPPORT WITH THE PRESIDENT DID
TODAY. TODAY.
>>YES.>>YES.
NEARLY ALL OF THESE CONVICTIONS NEARLY ALL OF THESE CONVICTIONS
WERE FOR CRIMES THAT ARE ONLY OF WERE FOR CRIMES THAT ARE ONLY OF
QUESTIONABLE VALIDITY UNDER THE QUESTIONABLE VALIDITY UNDER THE
FEDERAL SYSTEM. FEDERAL SYSTEM.
I CAN GO TO THEM IF YOU WANT. I CAN GO TO THEM IF YOU WANT.
THERE’S A VERY STRONG ARGUMENT THERE’S A VERY STRONG ARGUMENT
IN A WORLD WE DIDN’T HAVE 4400 IN A WORLD WE DIDN’T HAVE 4400
FEDERAL CRIMES, NONE OF THESE FEDERAL CRIMES, NONE OF THESE
PEOPLE WOULD BE CONVICTED. PEOPLE WOULD BE CONVICTED.
IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND
ANY HARM FROM WHAT ANY OF THEM ANY HARM FROM WHAT ANY OF THEM
DID. DID.
IN TERMS OF WHAT MERCY JUSTICE, IN TERMS OF WHAT MERCY JUSTICE,
THEORETICALLY, WHAT YOU DESERVE THEORETICALLY, WHAT YOU DESERVE
AS A RESULT OF WHAT YOU DID. AS A RESULT OF WHAT YOU DID.
MERCY IS WHAT YOU DON’T DESERVE MERCY IS WHAT YOU DON’T DESERVE
BECAUSE YOU TUGGED THE BECAUSE YOU TUGGED THE
HEARTSTRINGS AND THE PRESIDENT HEARTSTRINGS AND THE PRESIDENT
GETS TO DO THIS PRESENT WHEN I GETS TO DO THIS PRESENT WHEN I
WAS ON THE BENCH, WE WERE WAS ON THE BENCH, WE WERE
ALLOWED TO BE POSTED JUST AND ALLOWED TO BE POSTED JUST AND
MERCIFUL. MERCIFUL.
YOU CONSENTED SOMEONE TO JUMP YOU CONSENTED SOMEONE TO JUMP
WITHIN COMMUTE AND REDUCE OUR WITHIN COMMUTE AND REDUCE OUR
OWN SENTENCES WITHIN A CERTAIN OWN SENTENCES WITHIN A CERTAIN
TIME. TIME.
AND OFTEN, YOUR THOUGHTS, THE AND OFTEN, YOUR THOUGHTS, THE
BIG PICTURE IN LIFE, RELATE THE BIG PICTURE IN LIFE, RELATE THE
SENTENCE WAS RIGHT BUT I JUST SENTENCE WAS RIGHT BUT I JUST
CAN’T LIVE WITH IT. CAN’T LIVE WITH IT.
>>SO YOU CAN IDENTIFY WITH WHAT>>SO YOU CAN IDENTIFY WITH WHAT
THE PRESIDENT DID. THE PRESIDENT DID.
A. A.
>>ON THE MUCH SMALLER SCALE.>>ON THE MUCH SMALLER SCALE.
>>JUDGE I LIKE YOUR REFERENCE>>JUDGE I LIKE YOUR REFERENCE
TO MERCY. TO MERCY.
WE LIVE RIGHT NOW, FAR MORE THAN WE LIVE RIGHT NOW, FAR MORE THAN
A CULTURE OF ON MERCY. A CULTURE OF ON MERCY.
I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, THE I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, THE
IRONY OF DONALD TRUMP PARDONING IRONY OF DONALD TRUMP PARDONING
MICHAEL MILKEN GIVEN THAT IT WAS MICHAEL MILKEN GIVEN THAT IT WAS
REALLY GIULIANI AS FEDERAL REALLY GIULIANI AS FEDERAL
PROSECUTOR WHO PURSUED THE CASE PROSECUTOR WHO PURSUED THE CASE
AGAINST MILKEN FOR A VERY AGAINST MILKEN FOR A VERY
QUESTIONABLE INSIDER TREAT EVERY QUESTIONABLE INSIDER TREAT EVERY
OTHER PERSON IS INDICATED IN OTHER PERSON IS INDICATED IN
THIS, THEY CONNECTION, SORRY, THIS, THEY CONNECTION, SORRY,
THEIR CHARGES WERE NOT PRE- FIVE THEIR CHARGES WERE NOT PRE- FIVE
JUDGES ON THE BENCH WITH JUDGES ON THE BENCH WITH
PREJUDICE. PREJUDICE.
IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT
WOULD’VE HAPPENED HAD MILKEN NOT WOULD’VE HAPPENED HAD MILKEN NOT
PLEADED GUILTY. PLEADED GUILTY.
HAD HE GONE TO TRIAL. HAD HE GONE TO TRIAL.
WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN ACQUITTED. WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN ACQUITTED.
I KNOW THESE CASES VERY WELL. I KNOW THESE CASES VERY WELL.
REVERSED. REVERSED.
>>A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE SAY THE>>A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE SAY THE
SOUL CALLED CRIMES NOT CRIMES AT SOUL CALLED CRIMES NOT CRIMES AT
ALL. ALL.
>>THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, WAS>>THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, WAS
CONVICTED FOR FAILING TO TELL CONVICTED FOR FAILING TO TELL
THE FBI THAT HE HAD BEEN THE FBI THAT HE HAD BEEN
EXTORTED. EXTORTED.
WHAT KIND OF A CRIME IS THAT. WHAT KIND OF A CRIME IS THAT.
>>I UNDERSTAND THE POINT YOU>>I UNDERSTAND THE POINT YOU
MADE REGARDING JUSTICE AND MERCY MADE REGARDING JUSTICE AND MERCY
AND SO FORTH BUT THIS IS AN AND SO FORTH BUT THIS IS AN
ELECTION YEAR) WHAT IS THE ELECTION YEAR) WHAT IS THE
STRATEGY. STRATEGY.
WHY NOW, WHAT IS TRUMP BENEFIT WHY NOW, WHAT IS TRUMP BENEFIT
FROM. FROM.
>>NORMALLY PRESENTS DO THIS IN>>NORMALLY PRESENTS DO THIS IN
THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE TERM. THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE TERM.
YOU REMEMBER INFAMOUSLY, HAVE TO YOU REMEMBER INFAMOUSLY, HAVE TO
SAY THAT. SAY THAT.
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT WAS JUST AS I DON’T KNOW IF THAT WAS JUST AS
IN MERCY OR PAYBACK OR WHATEVER IN MERCY OR PAYBACK OR WHATEVER
YOU CALL IT. YOU CALL IT.
>>HE WAS NOT THE KIND OF>>HE WAS NOT THE KIND OF
FINANCE LIKE MICHAEL MILKEN WHO FINANCE LIKE MICHAEL MILKEN WHO
DID A LOT OF GOOD AND HAS GONE DID A LOT OF GOOD AND HAS GONE
ON AFTER HIS CONVICTION TO DOING ON AFTER HIS CONVICTION TO DOING
EVEN MORE GOOD. EVEN MORE GOOD.
>>I THINK TRUMP HAS TAKEN PRIDE>>I THINK TRUMP HAS TAKEN PRIDE
IN SHOWING HIS HANDS, SO TO IN SHOWING HIS HANDS, SO TO
SPEAK ON BEING MERCIFUL TO ROUTE SPEAK ON BEING MERCIFUL TO ROUTE
OR THROUGHOUT HIS TERM. OR THROUGHOUT HIS TERM.
I’VE HAD DISAGREEMENTS WITH HIM. I’VE HAD DISAGREEMENTS WITH HIM.
I’VE HEARD FROM HIM ABOUT IT. I’VE HEARD FROM HIM ABOUT IT.
I’M THIS I AM IN FULL ACCORD I’M THIS I AM IN FULL ACCORD
WITH HIM. WITH HIM.
THE OTHER ISSUE IS THE MAYBE THE OTHER ISSUE IS THE MAYBE
REALLY BIG PARDONS COMING SOON REALLY BIG PARDONS COMING SOON
PRETTY AND THIS MAY WILL SOFTEN PRETTY AND THIS MAY WILL SOFTEN
THE PUBLIC FOR WHAT IS COMING. THE PUBLIC FOR WHAT IS COMING.
GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN, OR ROGER GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN, OR ROGER
STONE. STONE.
MAYBE. MAYBE.
>>IF YOU GOING TO DO PARDONS,>>IF YOU GOING TO DO PARDONS,
WHAT YOU DO THE ONES AND WHAT YOU DO THE ONES AND
EVERYONE IS EXPECTING . EVERYONE IS EXPECTING .
>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS TO>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS TO
SET THE TABLE BEFORE HE NEEDS SET THE TABLE BEFORE HE NEEDS
DINNER. DINNER.
>>THE EXAMPLES THAT YOU USE,>>THE EXAMPLES THAT YOU USE,
THEY WERE IN THEIR SECOND TERMS. THEY WERE IN THEIR SECOND TERMS.
>>THIS PRESIDENT IS FEARLESS.>>THIS PRESIDENT IS FEARLESS.
HE’S NOT HIDING FROM SOMETHING. HE’S NOT HIDING FROM SOMETHING.
HE’S NOT DOING IT, LITERALLY, IT HE’S NOT DOING IT, LITERALLY, IT
WAS A FEW HOURS FOR GEORGE BUSH WAS A FEW HOURS FOR GEORGE BUSH
TO FEEL . WHEN YOU LEARN OF IT TO FEEL . WHEN YOU LEARN OF IT
UNTIL AFTER BILL CLINTON LEFT UNTIL AFTER BILL CLINTON LEFT
TOWN. TOWN.
>>WE GOTTA BRING IT BACK.>>WE GOTTA BRING IT BACK.
ILLINOIS, IF YOU GOT CORRUPTION ILLINOIS, IF YOU GOT CORRUPTION
IN GOVERNMENT, GEORGE RYAN WAS IN GOVERNMENT, GEORGE RYAN WAS
BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF THE PRESS. BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF THE PRESS.
SO FORMER GOVERNOR. SO FORMER GOVERNOR.
DO YOU THINK WITH RESPECT THEM DO YOU THINK WITH RESPECT THEM
IN HIS SENTENCE AND WHAT HE GOT IN HIS SENTENCE AND WHAT HE GOT
FOR WHEN HE DID, DO YOU THINK FOR WHEN HE DID, DO YOU THINK
THAT WAS A BYPRODUCT I’M JUST THAT WAS A BYPRODUCT I’M JUST
THE FACT THAT THERE’S BEEN A TON THE FACT THAT THERE’S BEEN A TON
OF CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS IN OF CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS IN
FACT THAT HE HAD DONE THIS KIND FACT THAT HE HAD DONE THIS KIND
OF FREE BOY DANCE AROUND THIS OF FREE BOY DANCE AROUND THIS
WHOLE DEAL MONEY DIDN’T THINK WHOLE DEAL MONEY DIDN’T THINK
ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT.
>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT SPOT.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT SPOT.
I THINK THE GOVERNOR WAS I THINK THE GOVERNOR WAS
SENTENCED FAR IN EXCESS OF WHAT SENTENCED FAR IN EXCESS OF WHAT
HARM HE MAY HAVE CAUSED. HARM HE MAY HAVE CAUSED.
IN FACT HE DIDN’T CAUSE ANY IN FACT HE DIDN’T CAUSE ANY
HARM. HARM.
A COUPLE OF PHONE CALLS. A COUPLE OF PHONE CALLS.
HE DID IT SINK MONEY, HE DIDN’T HE DID IT SINK MONEY, HE DIDN’T
GET MONEY. GET MONEY.
NO ONE WAS ACTUALLY HARD FOR NO ONE WAS ACTUALLY HARD FOR
WHAT HE DID. WHAT HE DID.
BUT FOR THE SYSTEM JUST JUMPED BUT FOR THE SYSTEM JUST JUMPED
ON HIM BEING AT THE WRONG PLACE ON HIM BEING AT THE WRONG PLACE
AT THE WRONG TIME. AT THE WRONG TIME.
>>GEEWHIZ, DOES THIS SOUND>>GEEWHIZ, DOES THIS SOUND
FAMILIAR. FAMILIAR.
BEING ON THE PHONE CALL. BEING ON THE PHONE CALL.
[LAUGHTER]. [LAUGHTER].
I HAD TO THROW THAT IN.

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