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Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements


This news story was published on July 21, 2017.
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Vladimir Putin, Russian President, playing America like a fiddle these days.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Warner today reacted to reports that President Trump may be considering pardons connected to the ongoing Russia investigation.

Sen. Warner, a Democrat from Virginia and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement this evening following reports that President Trump may be considering issuing pardons to individuals involved in the Russia probe:

“Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections was an attack on our democracy. Both the Senate Intelligence Committee and Special Counsel Mueller are currently investigating whether any coordination occurred between Russia and individuals associated with the Trump campaign. The possibility that the President is considering pardons at this early stage in these ongoing investigations is extremely disturbing. Pardoning any individuals who may have been involved would be crossing a fundamental line.”

At a hearing of the Intelligence Committee last month, Sen. Warner pressed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on whether he and the President had discussed pardons in relation to the Russia investigation. The Attorney General answered that he could not comment on conversations with the White House.

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19 Responses to Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Biggest mistake demorats made was not bringing Clinton up on treason charges – Her slick friend obama could have pardoned her but now he’s just a member of her crowd hiding out in Indonesia where he was born and Sessions will put her in jail along with many other swampers.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    The biggest lie ever told to Americans – Obunghole was born in Hawaii !

  3. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    July 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

    First of all this story is “fake news”. President Trump has not said anything to America that is remotely close to the garbage in this article.

    Second, President Trump and all of us have come to realize that the SWAMP is much deeper and larger than any of could have imagined.

    Third, like it or not America will never be the same. President has exposed how corrupt the Media is. He also must know by now that many many Republicans are just as liberal as the Democrats and keep buying into Socialism Creep, which is slowly destroying America.

    Have no idea how this is going to all turn out but I do know this.

    President Trump has a MESS on his hands and he did not create it. Liberal/Socialist fools wanting a “new world order” have pushed for taxes, laws and regulations that has brought America to the brink.

    And then we have fake news stories like this.

    Americans have some serious decisions to make. I pray their decisions are not based on fake news like this story!

    My money is on President Trump!

    • Hal Reply Report comment

      July 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Typical Trump supporter with the bogus “fake news” BS.
      The term “fake news” never existed until we had a fake President, as in Donald Trump. Trump did not inherit a mess, Trump is the mess.
      Trump will go down as the worst President in US history and you can kiss your money goodbye Watchdog.

      Instead of seeing Trump for who and what he is, his supporters create an imaginary figure who does no wrong.
      Rather cult like, Trump supporters see themselves in Trump.
      As a consequence, they do not believe he really is a pathological liar because that would mean they are as well.

      • Watchdog Reply Report comment

        July 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Hal, you talk silly. I have been carping about the lying news media for decades. Trump is the first national figure to tackle it head on. I have witnessed phony news stories that came out the mouth of Walter Cronkite. I remember seeing Frank Reynolds an ABC news anchor turn beat red in the early 80’s when he was caught lying.

        Unfortunately for you, you believe all the BS put out in the news which in turn has created all you cupcake liberals who think Government is the answer for everything. You enjoy overpowering the po’folks. Well, we are finally standing up for ourselves. Get used to it.

        Trump is no cult, he is the real deal. You Socialists just don’t like being exposed. FYI: Socialism and Capitalism are not compatible, so I get this battle we are locked in.

        Oh and Trump is not a liar either. He is entitled to state things anyway he wants to. Your bad manners are showing, You don’t call anyone a liar unless you have proof and you don’t. You are only relying on a unsubstantiated fables written as a news stories.

        Yep, I’m standing by President Trump!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

          Hal is one of those stupid Demoncraps that will believe anything they are told. People like that should never be allowed to vote!

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      July 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      If it’s fake news, why did the narcissist tweet this ‘While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think…..’? Not everyone agrees that a president has the “complete power to pardon.” And why would he worry about pardons if he and his minions are innocent?

    • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      July 24, 2017 at 8:16 am

      If you read the article, you would see the quote in the article is from Sen Warren, not Trump. And Trump absolutely was commenting on the possibility of pardons for himself, his family, and his staff. Certainly the law and order president is innocent if he’s already considering pardons LOL

  4. Rudy Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    A very rich and connected businessman upset the well entrenched political apple cart that is DC. Corrupted lawmakers wallowing in a greed infested privilege lifestyle of the rock star need to stay out of sight and do their job. Enough is enough. It’s obvious that with all this razzle dazzle going on that they are bullying the outsider. Go Donnie!

    • Anon Reply Report comment

      July 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Trump was correct when he said this:
      “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters” – Donald Trump

      You Trump supporters are so blind & dumb it is beyond pathetic.
      Your ignorance and stupidity are beyond belief.

    • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      July 23, 2017 at 9:16 am

      In debt up to his eyeballs to Russian oligarchs does not equal “very rich”

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

        Bankruptcy 1: The Trump Taj Mahal, 1991
        the casino was nearly $3 billion in debt, while Trump had racked up nearly $900 million in personal liabilities
        Bankruptcy 2: Trump Plaza Hotel, 1992
        accumulated $550 million in debt
        Bankruptcy 3: Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts, 2004
        accrued an estimated $1.8 billion in debt
        Bankruptcy 4: Trump Entertainment Resorts, 2009
        missed a $53.1 million bond interest payment
        “He has no qualms about screwing anybody. That’s what he does.”— Sebastian Pignatello, ex-investor who lost millions in Trump bankruptcy

        • Oscar Reply Report comment

          July 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

          If the lavish extravagant lifestyle Trump has led does not symbolize wealth and the power of capitalism then nothing ever will. Ignorance is thinking your vote counts at the highest level. The right person will always get the job. Like a sports team always side with the winner and you’ll never lose. lol

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I think he should pardon them all and end this bogus investigation right now. This is nothing but a democrat opposition research project to find any dirt they can find for the 2020 election. Look at everyone Mueller has working on this, they are all Clinton hacks and Dem operatives. Also Trump was right to fire Comey, he let Clinton off the hook and then started the leaks to go after Trump.

    • Black Kettles Reply Report comment

      July 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Nice to see you finally admit a crime was committed. It’s kind of difficult to pardon someone who’s not guilty of anything.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Did Hitlery collude to arkancide ??? Old Bo is a hard core brainwashed dimmerat at best.. He will still say the russians did it 8 years from now when the president will still be Donald Trump. Take that to the bank you imprisoned swamp rats.

  7. Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 9:52 am

    1-There was no collusion with Russia, it’s all Fake News.
    2-Don Jr. met with Russians, but it was about adoptions.
    3-It was a set up by Hillary and Obama.
    4-Collusion is a good thing.
    5-I’m President and I pardon myself!
    6-Treasonous lying traitor and his mafia family go to jail

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

    He works for CNN – you know the corrupt propaganda government owned scum TV channel.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2017 at 8:32 am

    You know this Anti American democrap would shout foul at ANYTHING President Trumps says or does – All the while his obunghole openen the prison doors for thousands of convicted felons and encouraged mexican gang members to enter our country – these democraps are dangerous to the our country and way of life — Deport them or maybe they will arkancide themselves.