By Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
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According to various reports, President Trump is considering preemptively pardoning family members and allies before he leaves office in a month and a half. The recipients could include his three oldest children and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and he has already pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and ally Roger Stone. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen speaks with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux about why presidents have the power to pardon, how that power has been used historically and how Trump’s record compares.
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