Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says he found it odd Rudy Giuliani, Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump, along with former White House senior adviser all agreed to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection instead of delaying such testimony by fighting all the way to the Supreme Court.
Why would such high-level former Trump aides be willing to talk to the Jan. 6 committee? Could it be because they had no fear of being prosecuted for what they said because failed, one-term former President Donald Trump handed out sealed blanket pardons in the final days of the administration?
It should also be noted that Trump also appointed three new Supreme Court justices during his four years in office, giving him a nice 6-3 conservative advantage on the highest court in the land should any of those pardons come up for review in the federal courts. One of those justices, you might recall, had been accused of sexual assault and being a drunken asshole during his college years.
Also, if you accept a pardon, you waive your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, so maybe Rudy, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Jared knew a long and involved appeal process would have been pointless because any court would have ruled against them since they had been pardoned.
There may be some fire connected to that smoke. With the Jan. 6 committee due to start public hearings on June 9, we may all learn exactly what behind the scenes machinations Trump put in place in order to cover his ass and those with a family connection.