New York AG Wants to Ensure No One Escapes Justice even with Presidential Pardon


On the other hand, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky tweeted that he will introduce a legislation to close the Double Jeopardy loophole.

The attorney general’s move came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the home, hotel room and office of Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer of Pres. Trump. Cohen is under criminal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign violations.

Reports suggested that Pres. Trump could pardon Cohen since he called the FBI raid “a whole new level of unfairness.”  He also condemned it as a “violation of attorney-client privilege.”

Last week, the President pardoned Irve Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was convicted for lying to the FBI, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Libby served as chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney.