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Mitt Romney Says That Biden Should Have Pardoned Trump

Mitt Romney Says That Biden Should Have Pardoned Trump

Mitt Romney, who over the years has made it clear he is no friend of Donald Trump’s, said he thinks that Joe Biden made an “enormous error” when you did not pardon Trump as soon as any Federal charges were levied against the former president.

The one-time presidential hopeful and current Utah said “he [Biden] should have fought like crazy” to keep them from moving forward. Had I been President Biden, when the Justice Department brought on indictments, I would have immediately pardoned him,” Romney told MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle.”

Romney, no fan of Trump, backed both impeachments against Trump in 2020 and 2021, respectively., The 77-year-old senator is set to retire at the end of his term next January. Biden, 81, who has taken a backseat to the Justice Department and rarely discusses his rival’s legal woes in public, laughed off questions about pardoning his predecessor.

Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped special counsel Jack Smith in late 2022 to spearhead the DOJ’s two investigations against Trump, 77, shortly after he announced his reelection bid. Smith later first brought forward a now 40-count indictment against Trump over his alleged hoarding of classified documents back in June of last year and a four-count indictment over alleged 2020 election subversion efforts.

Romney also contended that Biden “made an enormous error” by not pressuring Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, against plowing ahead with charges for the hush-money case.

“He should have fought like crazy to keep this prosecution from going forward,” Romney argued about Biden.

“It was a win-win for Donald Trump.”

Presidents are only able to pardon federal crimes. Trump is facing a 34-count indictment in Manhattan over alleged falsification of business records to conceal hush money payments and a 10-count indictment in Georgia over alleged election tampering.

Trump has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to all 88 counts pending against him. Thus far, aside from the ongoing hush money case, no other indictment has a set trial start date.

Immediately after Bragg slapped charges against Trump, Romney quickly posited that “the New York prosecutor has stretched to reach felony criminal charges in order to fit a political agenda.”

When pressed about whether it’s Biden’s job to run interference for Trump, Romney contended that the president has strings he can pull.

“I’ve been around for a while; if (Lyndon B. Johnson) had been president, and he didn’t want something like this to happen, he’d have been all over that prosecutor saying, ‘You better not bring that forward or I’m gonna drive you out of office,'” he argued.

Despite thinking not issuing Trump a presidential pardon a mistake, Romney — who Trump has called a RINO (and worse!) — says he has no intention of voting for Trump in November. He told Ruhle that he still considers Trump  “unfit” for office.

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13 Comments

  1. Joseph cole

    Romney has no dog in this fight.

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    • Charles Covington Sr

      I need to know of a crime that was committed by Trump, to be pardon you have to have committed a crime, Mitt needs to go away silently, he didn’t run again because he knew that he wouldn’t have got out of a primary fight like ,your rino gal name of liz blowhard Cheney, someone just like mitt with no truth or integrity, and consumed with hate.

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    • Charles Covington Sr

      Censorship is very wrong, are you so liberal that i cant post truth

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  2. frank stetson

    And now BS cares what Romney says……s

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  3. frank stetson

    Ghoulini served by AZ AG. Dumbshit boasted at his 80th birthday party at Palm Beach on X: “If Arizona authorities can’t find me by tommorrow morning: 1. They must dismiss the indictment; 2. They must concede they can’t count votes.” They served him as he left an hour later.

    Priceless.

    I guess they can count votes, chew gum, read x, and walk at the same time.

    Have fun Rudy, AZ is good for your health.

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    • Ron C

      What does Rudy’s false charges have to do with this article?

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      • frank stetson

        Nothing Ron, I just like it and figured that story ain’t gonna be posted here. Priceless.

        So you admit that Trump pardoned all his GUILTY criminal friends. Thanks. Guilty, guilty, guilty and you can go free cuz Don be all law and order in your face.

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        • Charles Covington Sr

          frank you are so small with your hate, makes you a mental case

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          • frank stetson

            Thanks Charley; good to know. Adds real value to the discussion.

  4. Ron C

    News flash Romney, how can you pardon an innocent man! The most investigated man on earth! And they can only bear false witness against him! Most likely Romney should button it and study his bible.

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  5. Nicholas

    How does one pardon a non conviction?

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    • Joseph cole

      Ask Frank. He’s jerking off because the courts are being used to steal the election

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      • frank stetson

        J. Cole. It’s interesting how the Law and Order crowd stands firmly against the courts. Especially if a jury of their peers which they demean, threaten, and harass. The courts are being used to punish those who tried to rig the election. We will see the truth, one way or the other, on the 2016 perhaps as soon as next week.

        Happy Memorial Day, Mr. Cole. Glad to see you sharing your hobby, but no thanks, that’s your thing, not mine.

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