Taking the sentencing of Paul Manafort as a cue, House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff seeks to hinder President Trump yet again by reintroducing failed legislation.
Schiff if attempting to breathe new life into the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act after it died out last year.
The law would notify Congress if President Trump attempted to pardon anyone tied to the Russia investigation or probes against his family. It would then empower Congress to review evidence against the person to be pardoned.
In a statement Schiff stated, “The President has a broad power to confer pardons, but not when they are designed to insulate himself, his family and his associates from criminal investigation. Such an abuse of the pardon power would amount to obstruction of justice and is not countenanced by the constitution.”
Schiff then took a similar message to Twitter: