Is it time to get rid of the presidential pardon?
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Is it time to get rid of the presidential pardon?

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So far, President Trump has pardoned racist Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby and now he plans to pardon convicted criminal Dinesh D'Souza. Presidents have come under fire in the past for pardons they granted—like Marc Rich under Clinton or Bush Sr.'s pardon of all the Iran-Contra defendants—and many believe we ought to get rid of the presidential pardon altogether. But presidents have also used the pardon for good, and it is a power granted in the Constitution. What do you think? 

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President Trump announced he plans to pardon convicted felon and conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza.

D'Souza was found guilty of campaign finance fraud back in 2014 and has since established himself as a conservative firebrand and outspoken Trump supporter known for his inflammatory and often offensive tweets.

Many are outraged at what they view as a clear misuse of power. Trump is pardoning people purely based on their loyalty to him. Maybe it's time to get rid of the presidential pardon altogether. 

Others worry Trump will use the pardon power to block Robert Mueller's investigation.

But as some point out, many presidents have used the pardon power for good. Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 inmates who were convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. The problem isn't the presidential pardon, it's the president.

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