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CNN's John Berman on Trump pardons: 'Good night to be a corrupt Republican congressman'

CNN host John Berman said Tuesday that it was “a good night to be a corrupt Republican” after President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE announced his latest batch of pardons.

“It’s a good night to be a corrupt Republican congressman or a confessed liar from the Russia probe or a convicted murderer of Iraqi civilians,” Berman said, according to a clip published by HuffPost.

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It’s possible that Trump could issue more pardons in his remaining days in office. The New York Times has reported that the president has looked into granting pardons to his family, and there’s still speculation that he might try to pardon himself.

Later in the show, CNN White House correspondent Pamela Brown said that Tuesday’s pardons of George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE and Alex van der ZwaanAlex van der ZwaanPardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' CNN's John Berman on Trump pardons: 'Good night to be a corrupt Republican congressman' MORE, could be seen as Trump “returning the favor” for loyalty in the Russia probe.

Brown also pointed out that many of those on Tuesday’s list were hailed as heroes by right-wing media.

“We know the president is unorthodox in the way he’s gone about pardons,” Brown said. “He’s watched media, Fox News [and] other outlets to get ideas about who he should pardon, along with members of Congress and his own attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMyPillow files countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri Greitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP MORE and many others.”