NY lawmaker warns Trump about pre-emptive pardons that won’t prevent state charges

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York lawmaker is offering a little advice to President Donald Trump and gently reminding him that his former home state recently weakened his pardon power. Democratic state Sen. Todd Kaminsky sent a letter to the commander-in-chief on Friday detailing a law passed last year that closed a legal loophole and allows the state to pursue charges against people who have received presidential pardons, which apply only to federal crimes. Speculation has swirled in recent days that Trump is preparing to issue a host of pardons and may be considering preemptive pardons for sons Eric…

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