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 says he's considering legal action against Trump over conspiracy tweets Sacking the Capitol proves free speech is in trouble Scarborough calls for arrest of Trump, Giuliani and Trump Jr. for insurrection against US MORE is blasting President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism 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 SandersFormer Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Woman who made Sanders's mittens says she's sold out 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.