It’s hard to imagine what comes next.
But for tonight, Donald Trump, vile soon to be ex president, has pardoned his versions of The Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin and other Gotham City criminals.
Tonight, the trio comprises Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Charles Kushner. The latter is the tax evading father of Trump’s feral son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
All three men were convicted of crimes and dealt prison sentences. But ‘crime pays’ is the Trump motto.
Kushner had been prosecuted by then-US Attorney for New Jersey Chris Christie in the early 2000s for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions. He pleaded guilty to 16 counts of tax evasion, one count of retaliating against a federal witness — his brother-in-law — and another count of lying to the Federal Election Commission.
There were 26 new pardons tonight, adding to the long list from earlier this week that included former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, former US congressman Chris Collins, and the four Blackwater guards involved in the Iraq massacre.
Also included in Trump’s pardon list Wednesday evening is former California GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter’s wife, Margaret, who had pleaded guilty last year to conspiring “knowingly and willingly” to convert campaign funds for personal use. Yesterday Trump pardoned her husband. They are laughing in the faces of all Trump voters, as are all these people. They got away with it.
For all the Trump voters who were convinced he was “draining the swamp,” you are idiots who deserve to be laughed at. We told you this would happen.
What’s next? Trump will pardon himself and all of his family. It’s coming. Only that will not exempt him from prosecution in New York. Stay tuned.
Another title for this would have been “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”