The New York Times says Donald Trump will be the first president to be pardoned by President Joe Biden
NEW YORK — The New Yorker, the New York-based magazine, has published a story saying President Donald Trump is poised to be the next president to receive a presidential pardon.
The article, written by Jonathan Chait, cites a letter from Biden to Trump, signed by Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General Stephen O’Brien.
It says Biden will “propose an appropriate pardon” for Trump if he can prove “that his conduct was not a public health crisis” in the first place.
A spokesman for Biden did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In January, the White House announced that Biden would not seek a pardon from Trump, instead requesting that he issue a pardon to a friend who was a top White House adviser on the opioid crisis.
The pardon was not issued to Trump.
The president has been accused of failing to address the opioid epidemic in his first year in office.
He has also been criticized for using Twitter to attack his critics and supporters.
He was forced to issue a tweet in May saying that he was “not personally responsible” for the deaths of two Navy SEALs in Niger.