Twitchy regular Seth Abramson, in one of his patented long Twitter rants, is claiming that the ‚ÄúPardon Clause prohibits using the pardon power to obstruct impeachments‚ÄĚ and, thus, the recent pardons he just issued aren‚Äôt valid:
The Pardon Clause prohibits using the pardon power to obstruct impeachments. Trump repeatedly opined‚ÄĒrightly‚ÄĒthat Mueller's probe could lead to a referral for possible impeachment (which it did). The pardons he just gave are the ones he dangled to obstruct Mueller. See the issue?
‚ÄĒ Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) December 24, 2020