The president sets a dangerous precedent.

Did Trump Obstruct Justice by Pardoning Joe Arpaio?

Did Trump Obstruct Justice by Pardoning Joe Arpaio?

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Aug. 28 2017 9:18 AM

The Pardon That Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Did the president obstruct justice … again?

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Antonia Noori Farzan of the Phoenix New Times to get some background on now pardoned ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the sentiment in Phoenix and Maricopa County about the events of the past week. Then, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern joins Virginia to talk about the legal aspects of the president’s pardon and why it may set a dangerous precedent.

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Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Politico. Follow her on Twitter.