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Schiff introduces a new bill aimed at preventing Trump from abusing his pardoning power

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Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has introduced a bill aimed at ensuring that President Donald Trump does not use his pardoning powers to obstruct justice.

In a statement, the California Democrat posted on Twitter Thursday, Schiff said that while presidents "can use a pardon to rectify an injustice. They may not use it to obstruct justice."

"I just introduced legislation to ensure that if the pardon power is abused to coverup crimes involving any President, his/her family or associates, Congress finds out," Schiff tweeted.



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