White House communications director under former President Barack Obama Dan Pfeiffer warned President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday that Trump’s actions are starting to look more and more like the sorts of high crimes and misdemeanors that get presidents thrown out of office.
Now that Arpaio has been convicted of contempt for violating a federal order to end his racist persecution of the Latino community in Maricopa County, AZ, Trump pardoned him before the sentencing phase of his trial even began.
Pfeiffer said this sounds to him like thin ice, legally, for the president to be treading on.
Asking the Attorney General to drop a case against a political ally is the kind of thing people get impeached for https://t.co/iUC1no2YHx
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 27, 2017