Scarborough blasts Trump pardons, says 'political hacks' and 'co-conspirators' will be next

 Scarborough blasts Trump pardons, says 'political hacks' and 'co-conspirators' will be next
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MSNBC host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough defends 'MyPillow guy' appearance at coronavirus briefing: 'I salute him' for making masks Trump reviews Pelosi on morning TV: 'She wasn't bad' Scarborough rips Trump for mocking Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'Could have been a death sentence' MORE is blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE’s Tuesday pardons and commutations, saying that the president will pardon his own “political hacks” and “co-conspirators” next.

Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, attacked the president following his pardons or commuted sentences for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic (D), former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, financier Michael Milken and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr. 

The president is receiving bipartisan backlash for granting the individuals clemency, particularly for the highest-profile figure, Blagojevich, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption charges. The former governor was convicted for attempting to extort a children’s hospital and to sell President Obama’s Senate seat when he went to the White House.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE (I-Vt.) and Illinois’s Republican congressional delegation have been among those criticizing Trump for granting clemency to the former governor. 

Kerik pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2009, while Milken was convicted on six counts of securities and tax violations in 1990. DeBartolo had admitted to failing to report he was extorted by a former Louisiana governor in 1998.