Republican senators urge Trump to dodge pardon controversies
Republican senators say President Trump should proceed cautiously in granting pardons during his final weeks in office.
They want him to follow federal procedures, which give the Office of the Pardon Attorney a role in vetting pardon requests. While GOP senators recognize that Trump has broad pardon authority, they’re hoping to avoid a political uproar over last-minute pardons of figures within his inner circle — such as members of his family, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former advisers or wealthy donors.
Trump has discussed potential pardons for his three oldest children,...