Why Arpaio’s Pardon Could Trigger Constitutional Crisis
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Why Arpaio’s Pardon Could Trigger Constitutional Crisis

September 20, 2019


ON FRIDAY AT 8 PM DONALD
TRUMP DECIDED TO SEND A PRESS RELEASE TO REPORTERS INDICATING
THAT HE HAS PARDONED SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO. SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO WAS
FOUND GUILTY BY A FEDERAL JUDGE OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF
COURT, AND THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE RACIAL PROFILING THAT WENT
ON IN HIS DEPARTMENT IN MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA. DONALD TRUMP
HINTED THAT HE PLANNED ON PARDONING HIM, AND HE HAS DONE
SO. IN A TWEET TRUMP WROTE — HE DID NOT KEEP ARIZONA SAFE,
IN FACT THERE WERE A LOT OF PRETTY TERRIBLE THINGS HE DID TO
INDIVIDUALS WHO WEREN’T QUITE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY
LOOK. RACIAL PROFILING WAS ONE OF THEM — COPS WOULD JUST STOP LATINOS
THAT THEY SUSPECTED OF BEING IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AND START
HARASSING THEM, WHICH YOU CAN’T DO BY LAW. A COURT LET ARPAIO THAT HE CAN’T
DO THAT, HE CONTINUED TO, WHICH WAS WHY HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF
CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT. LET ME JUMP IN FOR A SECOND, I
WANT TO CLARIFY SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. YES, THERE IS
THE RACIAL ANGLE, WHICH IS THAT HE DID NOT GO AFTER UNDOCUMENTED
PEOPLE IN PARTICULAR, HE WENT AFTER ALL LATINOS. THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT SAID, THIS IS A QUOTE, HE OVERSAW THE WORST
PATTERN OF RACIAL PROFILING BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN UNITED
STATES HISTORY. THAT IS INCREDIBLE. BUT I THINK WHAT IS
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IS, THE COURT TOLD HIM, LISTEN, YOU ARE
GOING AFTER PEOPLE FOR FEDERAL ISSUES, NOT FOR COUNTY ISSUES,
BUT FEDERAL ISSUES, WHICH IS IMMIGRATION. THAT IS NOT YOUR
JOB, DON’T DO THAT. THAT IS PART ONE. NUMBER TWO, IN ORDER TO GO
AFTER PEOPLE IN OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT YOU NEED SOME SORT OF
SUSPICION, EITHER POSSIBLE CAUSE OR REASONABLE SUSPICION TO
INVESTIGATE THEM. YOU NEED ANY KIND OF EVIDENCE THAT THEY DID
SOME THING WRONG, BUT YOU ARE NOT DOING THAT, YOU ARE GOING
INTO LATINO COMMUNITIES AND ROUNDING PEOPLE UP EVEN YOU HAVE
NO SUSPICION OF THEM AND NO EVIDENCE. THAT IS AS
UNCONSTITUTIONAL AS IT GETS. THAT IS AS UN-AMERICAN AS IT
GETS. IT’S AGAINST THE LAW, AND THE
PERSON WHO DECIDED TO PARDON HIM WAS THE SAME INDIVIDUAL WHO
SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THAT HE WAS
IN FAVOR OF LAW AND ORDER. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT TRUMP
SAID DURING HIS RNC SPEECH. IN THIS RACE FOR THE WHITE
HOUSE, I AM THE LAW AND ORDER CANDIDATE. I HATE REPUBLICAN MARKETING. THE ONLY THING I CAN’T STAND MORE IS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE SO
INCOMPETENT THEY CAN’T COUNTER IT. HE IS NOT FOR LAW AND ORDER. WHEN YOU DON’T LISTEN TO THE COURT SYSTEM AND YOU REWARD
THAT, YOU SAY THIS GUY DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE JUDGES, HE DOESN’T
LISTEN TO THE LAW EVEN THOUGH HE WAS MOST EXECUTE IT, YOU SAY
CONGRATULATIONS. AS LONG AS YOU HATE LATINOS AND ROUND THEM UP I
DON’T CARE ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW. YES, TRUMP HAS THE ABILITY
TO PARDON PEOPLE, BUT THERE IS A PROCEDURE YOU NORMALLY GO
THROUGH — I’M NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE, I’M NOT
GOING TO DO ANYTHING. WHAT TRUMP DECLARED WAS AS LONG
AS YOU ARE A POLITICAL ALLY OF MINE YOU ARE ABOVE THE LAW. AND KEEP IN MIND THAT
HISTORICALLY WHEN PARDONS HAPPEN IT’S BECAUSE THAT INDIVIDUAL HAS
SOME SORT OF REDEEMING QUALITY. AND IN THIS CASE I DON’T REALLY
KNOW WHAT THE REDEEMING QUALITY IS, HE HASN’T EXPLAINED IT, SO
EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FEDERAL CRIME, HE
DOESN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SAME TREATMENT THAT CONVICTED
FELONS HAVE TO DEAL WITH. FOR INSTANCE, ARPAIO SAYS THAT NOW
HE’S CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR OFFICE. I WAS LIKE, YOU ARE
FEDERALLY CONVICTED, CAN YOU DO THAT? AND YOU CAN IF YOU’VE BEEN
PARDONED, YOU CAN RUN FOR OFFICE. WE WILL SEE WHAT
HAPPENS, BUT AGAIN, THE RACIAL PROFILING IS JUST THE TIP OF THE
ICEBERG. THE FINE PEOPLE IN MARICOPA COUNTY HAVE PAID TENS
OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FIGHTING OR PAYING FOR SHERIFF
JOE’S LEGAL FEES, KEEP THAT IN MIND, ALSO — SO HE WAS SUPER PROUD OF
HIMSELF. BY THE WAY, THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WERE DETAINED BECAUSE
THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. IN A
LOT OF CASES THEY HAVEN’T EVEN HAD THEIR DAY IN COURT, BUT IT
DOESN’T MATTER, THEY DESERVE TO BE IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS. ALSO
— THAT’S NOT SOMETHING A
REPORTER SAID, THAT’S SOMETHING A REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER SAID, THAT
WAS A STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN FROM ARIZONA. WHY IS HE DOING THIS? ONE, HE
NEVER CARED ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW, HE HAS BEEN TRYING TO
ABSTRACT JUSTICE ON THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION SINCE DAY ONE. THE
REAL REASON HE DOES THIS, YES, HE LIKES ARPAIO, SO WHEN ARPAIO
BRAGS ABOUT CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR LATINOS, SOME OF WHOM ARE
INNOCENT AND NONE OF WHOM HE HAD EVIDENCE ON TO BEGIN WITH, TRUMP
DOESN’T SEE THAT AS A BUG, HE SEES THAT AS A FEATURE. BUT
THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THE MAIN REASON TRUMP IS DOING
THIS IS HE’S TESTING HIS LIMITS. WELL, IF I CAN PARDON A
POLITICAL ALLY LIKE ARPAIO AND THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE, THEN IF
MIKE FLYNN IS GOING TO TURN EVIDENCE AGAINST ME AND PAUL
MANAFORT, IF THEY SAY TO HIM YOU MUST ANSWER TO CONGRESS
OTHERWISE YOU ARE IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS, OR YOU MUST ANSWER A
SUBPOENA OR YOU ARE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT, HE IS TELLING MANAFORT
AND FLYNN, IT’S OKAY, I WILL PARDON YOU. I JUST PARDONED
ARPAIO, ANOTHER POLITICAL ALLY, WHO WAS IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. BE
IN CONTEMPT OF COURT, BLOCK THE INVESTIGATION. IF HE PARDONS
ANYONE FROM HIS OWN CAMPAIGN OR HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION, IT IS
DEFINITIVELY GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT. THAT IS OBVIOUS
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. IF YOU DON’T STOP HIM THERE, THEN WE
BECOME A TOTALLY LAWLESS COUNTRY. HE CAN COMMIT CRIMES,
PARDON HIMSELF. ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS CAN COMMIT CRIMES,
PARDON THEMSELVES, YOU ARE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT, DON’T CARE,
PARDONED. IF WE DON’T ACT NOW WE LOSE OUR DEMOCRACY. THIS IS NOT
AN OVERSTATEMENT, THIS IS HOW DICTATORS BEGIN, HOW FASCISM
BEGINS. A STRONG MAN SAYS I WON’T FOLLOW THE LAW AND I DON’T
CARE WHAT JUDGES SAY, I’M ABOVE JUDGES. THAT’S NOT THE CASE,
THAT IS NOT OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, AND IF WE ALLOW IT
TO BE OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT HE WILL CONTINUE TO ABUSE IT. I
DON’T KNOW IF REPUBLICANS HAVE IT IN THEM TO SAY THIS IS THE
LINE IN THE SAND, IF YOU PARDON PEOPLE CONNECTED TO YOUR
CAMPAIGN OR YOUR ADMINISTRATION WE WILL GO FOR IMPEACHMENT, BUT
IF THEY DON’T THEY SHOULD ALL BE VOTED OUT. OTHERWISE WE WON’T
HAVE LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL HAVE STRONG MEN WHO DON’T
BELIEVE IN OUR DEMOCRACY. I WANT EVERYONE TO BE CLEAR ON
THIS SO WE ARE DOING A PETITION. I THINK THAT SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO
BEING PARDONED WAS OUTRAGEOUS BUT IF DONALD TRUMP STARTS TO
PARDON HIS OWN CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS AND ADMINISTRATION
OFFICIALS, THAT IS CLEAR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND HE
SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE IMPEACHED. TYTNETWORK.COM/PARDON IS THE
WEBSITE HERE AND WE WILL HAVE THE LINK DOWN BELOW. IF DONALD TRUMP PARDONS
ANYONE FROM HIS CAMPAIGN OR ADMINISTRATION INVOLVED IN THE
RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY. WE’RE NOT SAYING IMPEACH RIGHT
NOW. I AM BEING VERY CLEAR ABOUT IT. BUT IF THE LAWLESSNESS THAT HE
DEMONSTRATED WITH ARPAIO AND LETTING HIM IGNORE COURT ORDERS
AS PART OVER TO HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION THEN WE DO HAVE
AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. NOT THAT HE CAN’T DO PARDONS,
BUT THAT HE IS CLEARLY OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND
SAYING ANYONE WHO IS BEING INVESTIGATED SHOULD NOT WORK
WITH THE FBI OR THE COURTS AND I WILL PARDON THEM LATER. WE CANNOT HAVE THAT KIND OF
LAWLESSNESS IN AMERICA. WE NEED PETITIONS LIKE THIS TO
BE GIGANTIC SO YOU MAKE IT CLEAR TO REPUBLICANS AND
DEMOCRATS ALIKE, DO NOT TOLERATE HIM ACTUALLY PARDONING
HIS OWN TEAM. IF HE DOES THAT, THAT SHOULD BE
GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT.

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  1. Hey TYT,I know you were accepting Hillary Clinton's money and yet you bastards lost the election and he'll win again in 2020. So you SJW turds enjoy 8 years of Trump.

  2. Video title- "Arpio's pardon could trigger Constitutional crisis"
    Hell I thought his arrest was a constitutional crisis, since enforcing the law & constitution is what got him arrested in the 1st place.
    Funny how the couple thousand people including violent criminals Obama pardoned never got a mention from the left.

  3. Just try to impeach him he'll pardon his own impeaching and impeach those who tried to impeach him (that's a coup'detat just check the dictionary) and the so called judges and judenpresse golbalist liberal media will be P0WNED again LOL
    TRUMP 2020 TO MAKE AMERCA GRAET AGAEN AGAIN

  4. President Trump was correct to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. President Trump is the best president in a very long time.

  5. trump stating he was the law and order candidate was the biggest lie he told so far. Those ignorant sheep of his buy his bullshit hook line and sinker every time. What a bunch of morons.

  6. On the other hand, he's a very old man and probably a bit senile. His career is over….Arpaios career. Trump's career will last another 6 months or so.

  7. Gotta love an intelligent, empathetic, eloquent, badass beautiful woman in glasses! Could watch you all day long @AnaKasparian! 💓✌️

  8. He was found guilty because you are all libtard virtue signaling, cultural marxists that want illegals to overtake our country and allow votes from them to empower your bullshit.

  9. The Sheriff was enforcing the law and you fucks dont like that. You will claim racism and xenophobia no matter what Sheriffs do to eliminate illegals because you are anti-American. We know you take money from Clinton and so you will pitch and spin your bullshit anyway.

  10. blah blah blah blah blah…. Retards. McCain is a paid RINO and fool with brain damage. Look at the numbers in crime decrease and you can shove ALL this shit up your ass TYT! YOU ARE LYING SHITBAGS!

  11. So let's get this straight
    Pres. Barack Obama administration refused to testify and comply with Congress
    And the Country is still here
    I don't remember you saying much about the Obama administration at that time
    Different day same BS from you
    There is one big difference President Obama's administration's actually did it
    And you are only hoping that the Trump administration will do the same thing
    Wait can you tell the BS

  12. Very soon Trump will do some other ridiculous act that will shift our focus away from him pardoning this horrific human being. Trump is a total loser and the soap opera that surrounds him will end on January 20, 2021. Until then, we all have no choice but to tolerate this Neanderthal.

  13. I don't want anyone to enter this country illegal, but we are a Nation of laws, checks, and balances. This sheriff over stepped some boundaries while doing his job. No one is supposed to be above the law. Not this sheriff or our president Trump. If you don't agree with the laws, there is a correct way and process to change them without breaking the laws yourself. This Country is heading down a terrible path when law and order don't matter anymore.

  14. Sure, TYT. We'll go ahead and add this to the list of doomsday predictions TYT has made about Trump.

    Trump was going to institute fascism – nope, his own executive orders got halted twice by the courts and his healthcare bills didn't pass twice.
    Trump was going to deport all the hispanics – nope, ILLEGAL immigrants have been leaving in droves of their own free will.
    Trump was going to get arrested over colluding with Russia – nope, 9+ months and the best "evidence" for collusion is his dumb son trying and backing out of an attempt to get dirt on his political enemies.
    Trump was going to go back on promise to kill TPP – nope, Trump killed it in his first week of office.
    Trump was going to destroy the 1st amendment and kill "free" media – nope, 9 months on and the media hates him more than they ever have and bitch about him endlessly and constantly smear, and tell half-truths about him and have been free to do so with impunity.
    Trump was going to be impeached – nope, though democrats endlessly threaten to impeach the president for…being a president they don't like, not only has there been no impeachment proceedings but there has been nothing to impeach him for.

    So keep it up, TYT. Your hysteria is the personification of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  15. Genk Uygur, a breath of fresh air in American political coverage. Likewise Ana Kasparian. Thank you both, you put ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN to shame.

  16. Wow, at least you understand you're in sales, and not factual news. It's too bad your followers don't understand this. Not to worry though, I'll keep educating them with legal resources and factual references.

  17. cenk you just covered the last 40 years of US history .it be the same way after trump .its been over for a long time ,guns have stop real crazy shit from the top ,they only steall tax's in the trillions from the people .both parties own the nation

  18. Haaahaaahaahaaaahhhaaaaaaaaaa! The president doing what the Constitution gave him the power to do is a constitutional crisis!!!!!????? You didn't seem to mind when the living turd Obama was pardoning criminals and terrorists. Joe is a hero, upholding the law that the filthy left while trying to ethnically cleanse whites from political power, totally ignored. You lefty morons crack me up.

  19. a long time ago there was a man who bucked the system. he was very popular. when the city elders heard what he was doing they condemned him to death. the elders would have rather seen murders go free than to allow the other guy to buck their system and threaten their power. sound familiar? the criticism of the Arpaio pardon is similar. the elites don't want the states acting on their own behalf. even if it's in the own interests and if the local population wants it. thats why the elites dont care if obama and clinton pardoned drug dealers, thieves and murderers, those ppl dont threaten their power. The idea of Arpaio does. By pardoning Arpiao Trump is sending a signal to the elitists in D.C. States are allowed to seek and preserve their own interests especially if the Feds. Wont.
    But alas the short sighted idiot’s who cheer this moron Trevor noah on will lap up his shallow synopsis like dogs eating a poisoned steak. Trump is here to destroy these pseudointellectuals You may not like Trump, but that’s temporary. If they manager to destroy him we’ll be stuck with these liars forever.

  20. It would also be an impeachable offense if he hired Joe Arpaio as a cabinet member after this incident with immediate precedent.

  21. "The power of pardon conferred by the Constitution upon the President is unlimited except in cases of impeachment. It extends to every offence known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment. The power is not subject to legislative control." Ex parte Garland 71 U.S. 333 (1866) – SCOTUS. Kindly quit spouting nonsense.

  22. Bottom line, Trump has the power to pardon Joe Arpaio! All this talk about impeachment is all talk! Either DO the impeachment or shut up about it!

  23. Gotta correct the record here…Arpaio cost the taxpayers of Maricopa County a total of $351 million (and counting) in legal fees, retainers and tort settlements through the course of his time in office. This doesn't include the security detail assigned to protect his property and person at his home in Fountain Hills (3 deputies patrolling 'round the clock from about 2002 until he was voted out in 2016), possible payments to members of the Sheriff's Posse (an ostensibly volunteer organization), and other matters currently under investigation.

    Arpaio also didn't investigate certain crimes, such as over 400 cases of child endangerment/sexual abuse in El Mirage, an unincorporated town in the Valley Metro area…and he put out on his FB page a plea for donations to his legal fund, to help him pay his legal bills now that the taxpayers of MC are no longer on the hook for his actions.

  24. Why even bother pardoning the guy. At most he would have served 3 months. Give me a break. Obviously atest of his pardoning power. He is just trying to figure out what he can and can't do.

  25. Well trump is known for putting "ex" klan members in power. They claim to be "exes" so they could still get government jobs. The repubz aren't doing anything about it even though they see clearly what he's doing. No wonder they can never win the POTUS seat without the EC help because they have been known to do nothing at all for We The People other than taking our rights and mistreating the people.

  26. Trump has no idea what a democracy is. As well, do you remember his 'butler' at the 'winter white house'? I have little doubt that the sheriff and he would be on equal ethical and moral footing.

  27. this country is dying first and we are losing it though and for the ideal that trump will make it better. the proof is in the facts that trump is destroying

  28. Just signed your comment on the "Impeachment OF Donald Trump" I not only applaud your public awareness of this issue, but for many more of Trumps indiscretions and complete flaunting of the rule of law in the highest position in the land. Shame on this country for not impeaching this maniac so far.! Again thank you TYT!

  29. "When a strong man comes in and says 'I'm not going to follow the law!', like Obama when he didn't enforce marijuana laws, implemented DACA without congress, gave cart blanche pardons to all illegal immigrants…

  30. How can anyone in the US give him a pass?! He literally said he's above the law and got away with it….You guys are in deep trouble. That's how dictatorships get started. Trump is the king of the uneducated and easily manipulated and can do no wrong. Reminds me of Kim Jong Un and Duterte, which Trump proclaimed respect to. This is a dangerous precedent to set in the US and if you were really a democracy and not an oligarchy/dictatorship at this point, you would do something about it, before you become the exact thing you hate. A third world country, where the rich lead and manipulate the poor. IMPEACH ALREADY!!

  31. I'm a conservative and I can admit that trump is an impulsive insecure person. You don't need to push this narrative anymore because we all know this. I personally don't agree with many things you say on this show, but come on guys. This is just redundant at this point

  32. I live in Arizona you don't know shit about Sheriff Joe lawsuit against him was such bull shit I bet none of you even read the original complaint.

  33. Old Joe is a true red blooded American hero… he has saved countless lives and upheld the safety of his community by putting illegal aliens and drug dealers behind bars… he is the model that every other sheriff and law officer should follow

  34. Wow they really nailed this. This was the beginning of the worst year forever in our country😒. Still waiting. Never forget if you voted for Trump Anna is better than you, much better you are garbage.

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