Trump on pardons: “I can be very specific.”

Op-Ed: Great start, Mr. President. Bring on more mass pardons

In the new issue of Esquire magazine is an interview on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with the subject of pardoning prisoners.

Author Michael Wolff, the author behind the bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, asks how Trump will start the new term by pardoning his political enemies, or perhaps his most loyal supporters in the GOP.

In the interview, Trump was asked whether he would consider pardoning Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who was indicted on multiple charges in the investigation into her mishandling of classified information. He said, “I don’t want people to look at it, the way it’s being reported,” but he added, “I can be very specific. I know what people are involved with. I know what they’ve done.”

The Washington Post, reporting on Wolff’s interview, also found that Trump was more willing to pardon a criminal than Clinton.

Trump on pardons: “I can be very specific.”

On the question of pardons, Trump was asked whether he would consider pardoning his political enemies, perhaps the most loyal supporters in the GOP, his top political adviser Steve Bannon, or his chief strategist Roger Stone, whose arrest last week on charges related to a campaign finance violation is the latest indication that the president is willing to use his power for political purposes.

“What if you have a Republican who’s never been convicted of a crime? What if you have somebody who was the subject of a very, very bad witch hunt that was totally bogus?” Trump said. “What the hell, I can be very specific. I know people involved. I know what they’ve done. I know people who’ve been convicted of a crime. And I have to pardon people.”

On Thursday, Bannon and Stone, whose arrest sparked the FBI’s investigation into the campaign finance violations that are at the heart of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump campaign, appeared in federal court on criminal fraud charges. In

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