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Can A President Pardon Himself?

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The Constitution declares that no man is above the law. But it doesn’t say anything about manbabies.

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  1. john hopkins

    June 8, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Pardons: for convictions for criminal offenses… or to preclude convictions (acceptance is an admission of guilt)… does not preclude impeachment by the U.S. Congress/ conviction by the U.S. Senate… for removal from office.

  2. Juan Garcia

    June 8, 2018 at 12:45 am

    No a president cannot pardon themselves. Thats like 3rd grade social studies. Little thing called checks and balances.

  3. Andrew Baroch

    June 8, 2018 at 12:45 am

    What to the Bible?

  4. Andrew Baroch

    June 8, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Nice. Intelligent. Tolerant.

  5. juicy

    June 8, 2018 at 2:00 am

    So the baker is the intolerant one when he refuses to partake in a "marriage" that goes against his fundamental beliefs? The gay couple is intolerant for thinking they have the right to force a religious man to bake a cake for a gay wedding. They could easily get a cake from somewhere else, but instead they chose to harass the guy. That's just hypocrisy at its finest.

  6. Dennis Amsden

    June 8, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Trump's the greatest president ever

  7. Paul T Sjordal

    June 8, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Why does the list of recommended videos always include videos I already watched?

  8. Dannyxyzxyz vv

    June 8, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Wwwoooowww hahahaa

  9. ghostship85

    June 8, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Colbert knows as much as you and I. Conservatives are PC to a fault. Libtards are stuck in their twenties. This tard is up there with Joy & Whoopi.

  10. shawn williams

    June 8, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Damn why didn't Bill Clinton do this when he got that blowjob from Monica Lewinsky?

  11. Nunaya Doxing

    June 8, 2018 at 2:49 am

    this show is the most leftist crap i have ever seen.

  12. Johann Popper

    June 8, 2018 at 2:56 am

    I do not support most of what Trump does. I did not vote for him. But this paranoid, non-stop unreasonable divisiveness has grown disgusting. Worse, it's not even funny anymore. This is just toxic politics, and the craftsmanship of genuine comedy isn't even considered the purpose of the show anymore. Boring! The President can pardon himself because a government cannot function if the executive can be tied up in legal proceedings, which contradicts his role as an elected officer of the general will of the nation. The check on this power is what impeachment is for. So… there's nothing unusual or tyrannical about this. It's basic common law and it's logical. By the way, it's much much worse that your average American who might be frustrated by this rhetoric doesn't seem to understand that a government of, by, and for, the people, all the people and their states, is sufficient to police its own elected official. The implication that the President in his capacity as President can't be "above the law" bloody well means that you people don't think that you make the law yourselves (hint: you do). The law emanates from the people to their regional states, and from them and from the people rises to the expression of three federal governments, balanced and equal. By saying a mere law enforcement officer can overrule the will of the people ironically represents utmost interference in American democracy, which is why Presidents cannot and must not be prosecuted — only the people judge their elected officials. The fact that anyone could be induced to imagine some mythic higher power, some magical police force occupying a place of authority higher than their own top elected official speaks to the complete degeneration of American minds and the failure of our education system to teach people what kind of government this could be. Because the American republic only fails by assumption — when the people merely assume some character has more power than the people and their states. To prosecute the President is to obstruct the general will of the states as outlined in the Constitution of 1789. It's basically a coup.

    Secondly, New Yorkers thought Guiliani was a hero after 9/11, and popularly credited the man with leading New York out of severe corruption over the course of the previous decade. But then, after he retired for years, and now with every single "comedy" show and cynical producer functioning as full-blown apparatuses of the Democratic Party (which is genuinely sad, no matter which Party wished to politicize every single aspect of our lives, destroying domestic peace and unity for quick, cheap profits), it's no surprise he'd get such a negative reaction in his own city. Do people really prefer to trust the script of a rich unelected comic? This is show business. It's a staged show, a manufactured experience, and, in this case, for political gain. Go back and watch the professionalism of comics 30 years ago or more. Why are many of you commenters allowing yourselves to be swept up in a fake political machine based on the concentrated wealth of the entertainment industry? If somebody is force-feeding you ideas, they don't respect you, and abusing comedy as a mask for raw electioneering shouldn't fool you. Americans are better than this.

  13. Rick Nickles

    June 8, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Why wasn't Colbert attacking Obama every day?

  14. HB Stone

    June 8, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Really? Missed the "Fundementalist Christian baker AND statue in the Museum of Intolerance…" joke phrasing? That's like, YOUR shit. Woulda landed more applause, IMO.

    (No, I don't think the writers read Youtube comments)

  15. Simon Thomas

    June 8, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Can I claim its my sincere religious belief to discriminate against white fundamentalist racist Republicans? God told me to do so. Honestly. I truly believe these people are motivated by evil.

  16. Emmanuel Ochoa

    June 8, 2018 at 4:11 am

    He's a one man purge

  17. Liam Mitchell

    June 8, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Wait if trump gets impeached doesn’t that mean mike pence becomes president if that happens we’ll all be wishing for trump back pence is a racist bitch

  18. Ox Alek

    June 8, 2018 at 4:20 am

    There’s no pardoning these lousy monologues.

  19. Ol' Malley's Alley

    June 8, 2018 at 4:29 am

    A couple days later and more bad news.. Trump wants to invite kim to the USA if the summit goes well. Extremely sad. Extremely frustrating. Kim belongs in prison for crimes against his own civilians.

  20. no po

    June 8, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Trumps made a joke out of the office. Why do people treat him like they would a president

  21. Joe Noonan

    June 8, 2018 at 4:35 am

    They are saying Boo-erns.

  22. Aryn Reed

    June 8, 2018 at 5:20 am

    At least Trump is an annoying orange….

  23. Azure Balmung

    June 8, 2018 at 5:38 am

    That picture of Guiliani looks like it was taken mid-hiccup.

  24. Toby Towbs

    June 8, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Nothing says:
    Like a defense entirely based on linguistic technicalities, when interpreting the law!!
    Especially, when you're rich and the POTUS!
    It makes me feel physically sick!

  25. Johann Popper

    June 8, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Too many cynics think exposed corruption means the world is shit. Um, no. Exposed corruption literally means exactly the opposite. It means our vast and complex systems of truth and justice are working. Quit the hysteria and just keep marching forward.

  26. David Deans

    June 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

    The trump bashing isnt even funny anymore, move on.

  27. uzinigerdelta

    June 8, 2018 at 7:13 am

    The donkey can

  28. Banjo Peppers

    June 8, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I remember people going insane deciding Obama was going to declare himself king and absolute monarch, but now that we literally have people saying "oh yeah the president can just pardon himself of his crimes", where are those people to point out this is the behavior of an absolute monarch, or a tyrant?

  29. Hekat the Evil B-tch

    June 8, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Whatever legacy or reputation Giuliani had left, he’s destroyed…

  30. Srithor

    June 8, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I say: Trump can pardon himself. Donald, pardon you! Go, pardon yourself! Isn't it terrible you are not allowed to pardon your own daughter? PARDOOOON!

  31. KRALTAIR47

    June 8, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Why can't they just buy a cake some where else?

  32. solitarymaninblack

    June 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    See this video. There was a great joke

  33. bigbuttmcgraw

    June 8, 2018 at 10:16 am

    So we are all on the same page. It would be bad for a president to get away with his crimes. It would be bad for him to be pardoned. Now, how do you feel about the last president?

  34. zENmONKkEY60

    June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

    If he's above the law, why does he need a lawyer?

  35. Luis de Leon

    June 8, 2018 at 11:37 am

    This show Colbert and the fake laghs are disgusting, using comedy for a liberal agenda.

  36. Niko Uecker

    June 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    nothings gonna happen. move on. its getting lame

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