You can’t subvert justice without creating some rubble. Trump is on a pardon/clemency-granting spree today. Here’s the tally so far:
- Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who tried to sell Obama’s senate seat and former Apprentice contestant
- Crooked cop Bernie Kerik, former NYC police commissioner and frequent pro-Trump Fox News guest
- 1980s-era insider trading crook Michael Milken
- Edward DeBartolo Jr., former 49ers owner
I read somewhere that Kushner urged Trump to spring Blago months ago because he (Kushner) believed the move would build good will with Democrats. Don’t know if that account of Kushner’s thinking is true or not, but it sounds dumb enough to be something he would believe. Maybe Trump is flooding the zone to minimize he impact of his ongoing activities to corrupt the DOJ and tamper with the judge and jury in the Roger Stone case. The strategy of piling outrage upon outrage has served him well so far.