Court documents unsealed by the D.C. District Court show that the Justice Department is investigating a possible scheme where someone with connections to Trump’s closest advisers is selling presidential pardons.
Since at least August, the DOJ has been investigating a potential crime “related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon.”
Donald Trump pardoned Michael Flynn last week, and some people close to the president have said Rudy Giuliani has asked for a pardon. It’s unlikely someone like Giuliani, whose crimes directly relate to Trump, would be asked to pay for a pardon, though.
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