Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse delivered a short denunciation of President Donald Trump’s spree of pardons rewarding political allies and friends – including those like Paul Manafort who refused to cooperate with prosecutors in the Russia probe. ‘This is rotten to the core,’ said Sasse, one of the most outspoken elected Republicans when it comes to leveling criticism at the president. Sasse issued the single-line statement Wednesday night as the nation amid the White House’s second consecutive night dumping information on pardons Trump issued using his virtually limitless unchecked power in that area. ‘ROTTEN TO THE CORE’: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) condemned Trump’s spate of pardons A brief statement said he made the comment after Trump ‘exercised his constitutional power to issue pardons to another tranche of felons like Manafort and Stone who flagrantly and repeatedly violated the law and harmed Americans.’ Despite calling out Trump after his pardon of Manafort and others, Sasse was among 52 Republican senators voting to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment almost a year ago, in a prosecution that centered on the president’s effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Manafort had been convicted of corruption crimes and… Read full this story
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