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If Gerald Ford was able to preemptively pardon Richard Nixon, what would stop Trump from doing that to himself? Why doesn't every president do that, just in case?

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    Most Presidents believe that that would tarnish their legacy. Where there is a pardon, there must be a crime, the public perception would go. And the idea that "most" Presidents do routinely do criminal acts is just plain wrong. – o.m. Dec 3 '20 at 5:06
  • It's amazing how many people believe The President has committed a crime yet cannot name what that crime was. – Frank Cedeno Dec 3 '20 at 15:46
  • @FrankCedeno I agree. The reason I ask is because there has been a lot of discussion about it. – Burt Dec 4 '20 at 1:05

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