The problem with Trump’s pardon parade extends far beyond the pardon.

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Our Pardon-Giving President Perverts the Pardon

Who gets pardoned shouldn’t be about who you know and how it will affect your poll numbers.


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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick to talk about President Donald Trump’s performative pardons and how he continues to destabilize trust in our institutions.

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