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Why Trump Should Resist Temptation to Pardon His Team

| July 18, 2017

This Saturday, President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to participate in the commissioning of the USS Gerald Ford, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier. It's an occasion to remember President Ford, who was a complicated President, one who tried to steer this nation past the tumult of Watergate and related crimes. Historians differ on whether Ford's pardoning of his predecessor, President Nixon, was a mistake, but it's a common view that it tarnished Ford's legacy and damaged any chance he had for another term.

The timing for President Trump is, to say the least, ironic....

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