Joe Biden Vows Not To Pardon Donald Trump If Elected President
The presumptive Democratic presidential was asked by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell if he plans to “commit to the American ideal that no one is above the law,” and willing “to not pull a President Ford.”
“Absolutely yes, commit,” Biden said. “It is hands-off completely. Look, the attorney general of the United States is not the president’s lawyer. It is the people’s lawyer.”
Ford said he acted to ease social unrest following the resignation of Nixon.
Biden further criticized Trump for obstructing the investigations surrounding him – including the Mueller probe – by abusing his power as president.
“It is not something the president is entitled to do — to direct either a prosecution and or to decide to drop a case,” Biden said. “What’s going on is an absolute travesty. A travesty of justice. That will not happen, I guarantee you.”