January 12, 2021 Trump impeachment push information

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President Trump has continued discussing issuing pardons for himself and his kids because the Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol, a number of sources aware of the matter inform CNN.

One supply aware of the conversations says there’s a perception {that a} Trump “pardon of household and youngsters, is extra doubtless and extra pressing as a result of a pardon might stave off prosecution.” 

Nevertheless aides and allies are involved over the general public notion of a pardon following the Jan. 6 assault, which led to the deaths of 5 folks.

Sources inform CNN there’s dissent contained in the West Wing from these appalled by the assault, a lot of whom are pushing up towards a President whose primary concern is defending himself and his household.

The riot on the Capitol raises the potential of recent authorized publicity for the President, his allies and members of the family who participated within the rally ought to investigators pursue whether or not their phrases and actions may very well be topic to felony prosecution.

On Tuesday, Trump defended his remarks from Jan. 6, saying they had been “acceptable.”

The White Home didn’t present a remark.

The supply aware of White Home conversations stated that Trump may problem a blanket pardon to cowl himself and his kids up till the time he leaves workplace, including, from Trump’s perspective, “it is smart to only cowl all of it.”

Even earlier than final week, the President had instructed advisers he thinks that he and his household have been unfairly focused and that he is involved authorized pursuits might proceed underneath the Biden Justice Division, in accordance with a supply near Trump.

Since his first yr in workplace, Trump has mentioned pardoning himself and his kids, however the assault on the Capitol creates a brand new dynamic surrounding the messaging and “public relations” of such pardons, in accordance with the individual aware of White Home conversations.

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