New report finds Trump may pardon his eldest children and Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the outer Oval Office, joined by Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner could all be the beneficiaries of a pre-emptive presidential pardon, a kind of "get out of jail free card" that would absolve them of any actions during the Trump presidency. Rudy Giuliani is reportedly also on the list of potential pardons.

"Mr. Trump has told others that he is concerned that a Biden Justice Department might seek retribution against the president by targeting the oldest three of his five children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump — as well as Ms. Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, a White House senior adviser," The New York Times reports.

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