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H.Res. 928 - Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the President’s use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 of the Constitution.

Sponsor: Ted Lieu (D)
Introduced: 2018-06-08
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 928


    Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the President’s use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 of the Constitution.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2018

    Mr. Ted Lieu of California (for himself and Mr. Pascrell) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


RESOLUTION

    Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the President’s use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 of the Constitution.

Resolved, That the President is requested, and Attorney General of the United States is directed, to transmit, respectively, to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, copies of any document, record, audio recording, memorandum, correspondence, or other communication in their possession, or any portion of any such communication, that refers or relates to the following:

(1) Any pardon issued by the President on or after January 20, 2017.

(2) Any pardon under consideration by the President, including pardons under consideration for any of the following individuals:

(A) Michael Cohen, the President’s personal attorney.

(B) Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump Presidential campaign.

(C) Richard Gates, former deputy chairman of the Trump Presidential campaign.

(D) Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

(E) George Papadopoulos, advisor to the Trump Presidential campaign.

(F) Alex van der Zwaan, attorney and former associate of Paul Manafort.

(3) Any consideration of the President’s power to pardon himself, including his assertion that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself.

(4) President Trump’s decision to issue pardons without first consulting the Office of the Pardon Attorney of the Department of Justice.


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