Concerns Grow About ‘Secret Pardons’ For Trump Family

On the last day of his term, President Donald Trump released a list of 143 pardons and commuted sentences, the most Trump had ever issued at one time. Several legal experts are concerned that even though Trump’s family was not among the names listed, Trump may have issued “secret pardons,” or “pocket pardons,” that he does not have to announce. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell tweeted, “Don’t trust the list.” He noted that Trump does not have to reveal pardons for his family until after they are charged with a crime. O’Donnell’s claims were seconded by legal analyst Glenn Kirschner, who called se…

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