Pelosi recommends law to limit presidential pardon power

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there should be a law to curb President Trump’s pardon power.

During an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, Pelosi called Trump’s commutation of former aide Roger Stone “appalling.” The California Democrat also said she recommends passing a law that would prevent the president from exercising his constitutional power if the person being pardoned is politically connected to him.

“For the president to be able to issue a pardon on the basis of a crime that the person committed assisting the president is ridiculous, and there ought to be a law,” Pelosi began. “And I’m recommending that we pass a law that presidents
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