– Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who signed off on the state’s vote certification yesterday, is the latest Trump ally who has selfishly decided not to stick his neck out to try to save Trump on his way down. For all of their pro-Trump bluster, many of Trump’s allies are now speaking more loudly with their actions than their words.
– Tweet of the day, from Stuart Stevens:
The perfect Christmas card: pic.twitter.com/uOoDCEXhlm
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) November 20, 2020
– Pardons aren’t magic wands. If Donald Trump pardons himself on federal charges, the courts will likely end up overruling him. No president can pardon Trump on state charges. If Trump pardons his underlings, they’ll no longer be facing self incrimination, meaning they can’t invoke the Fifth Amendment, so they’ll be required to testify against Trump. Trump’s pardon situation is complex and tricky at best.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report