BREAKING: DOJ Investigating Presidential Pardon Scheme

The Justice Department appears to be investigating claims that the White House allegedly received money in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to recently unsealed court documents.

BREAKING: DOJ Investigating Presidential Pardon Scheme

The Justice Department appears to be investigating claims that the White House allegedly received money in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to recently unsealed court documents.

On Tuesday afternoon, the DC District Court unsealed partially redacted documents that show a request from prosecutors to access resources obtained through a search connected to the pardon-bribery investigation.

The documents reveal that an office raid has seized communications between at least two people, one of whom is a lawyer. The seized evidence includes more than 50 digital devices including iPhones, tablets, laptops, and computer drives.

Although often legally protected, the prosecutors were requesting access to the attorney’s communications because they were believed to contain evidence showing a “secret lobbying scheme” and plot to swap “a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence” for a convicted defendant. 

No names were revealed in the alleged plot while no one has been publicly accused of a crime as yet. 

This story was first reported by CNN.

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