On Tuesday, CNN reported that the Justice Department is investigating a potential transfer of money to the White House in exchange for a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump.
BREAKING from CNN: “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the W… https://t.co/VtCIqhT9hA— John Harwood (@John Harwood) 1606863888.0
The president recently announced a pardon of his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for his guilty plea for false statements in connection with the Russia investigation. Another recent report suggests Trump's attorney and longtime ally Rudy Giuliani discussed a pre-emptive pardon for future criminal charges with the president.
NEW: Unsealed court document in DC reveals DOJ investigating an alleged "secret lobbying scheme" and a bribery cons… https://t.co/qJCiiJZgRx— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz) 1606863999.0
Search warrants were executed: 50 digital devices including iPhones, iPads, laptops, thumb drives and computer dri… https://t.co/nkm0T8SB7J— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz) 1606864504.0
NEW NEW: The Justice Dept is investigating a potentially criminal scheme of bribery for a presidential pardon. LO… https://t.co/vpeWzRpwQ4— Katelyn Polantz (@Katelyn Polantz) 1606864238.0
According to Katelyn Polantz, "The disclosure is in 20 pages of partially redacted documents made public by the DC District Court on Tuesday afternoon. The records show Chief Judge Beryl Howell's review in August of a request from prosecutors to access documents obtained in a search as part of a bribery-for-pardon investigation." Nobody has reportedly been indicted yet.