Trump Will 'Drop the Constitutional Bomb': Conservative Author Warns the President Could Issue 'Dozens of Pardons'
Charlie Sykes, a conservative author and columnist warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump has a plan to "normalize" the use of presidential pardons so that he can use them for nefarious purposes.
"The report suggests you're talking about dozens of pardons," Sykes said on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" with host Nicolle Wallace. "This is one of the most unchecked, absolute powers of the presidency. And after several dozen, it will be just another pardon. When he does drop the constitutional bomb, pardoning somebody who is a target of the investigation, or a witness against him, or perhaps even himself, will it have the shock value we would have had a few days ago?"
He continued: "This is a president who has really excelled at taking the unthinkable and making it thinkable, and then normalizing it. But there's no question about it."
Sykes said that Trump behavior in recent days, including the pardoning of "right-wing troll" Dinesh D'Souza, has already signaled that he's willing to "hand out" pardons "like skittles."
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