This seems awfully partisan.
Not at all. This is an outrageous witch hunt and it should be prevented from harming people.
If the facts show that they actually committed a crime, would you still hope that Trump pardons them...
Yes, because they will be people who shouldn't have been prosecuted in the first place.
Driving one MPH over the speed limit is an infraction. But discretion leans towards not issuing such a ticket.
That is the entire point of the Democrats' efforts to get these special prosecutors. It is all to prosecute people that a normal prosecutor would never bother to bring charges against.
Look at the Valerie Plame case. The investigation showed very clearly that the leak clearly did not come from the Bush Administration. But he still prosecuted Scooter Libby for supposedly obstructing justice even though he already knew that there was no connection to the Plame leak.
The point of that investigation was never to find out where the Plame leaks came from. The only goal was to try to score a conviction against the Bush Administration.
This special prosecutor will be the same. There will be no focus on Russia. There will only be an attempt to convict people who should never have been prosecuted in the first place. And the Democrats had exactly that malicious intent when they called for this special prosecutor.
... would you even be able to admit to yourself if the facts contradict your partisan beliefs.
That is quite an IF.
But yes, I always recognize facts.