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Now that Paul Manafort, who chaired Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has been found guilty of federal crimes, pardoning him would be an unconscionable abuse of presidential power.

We must send a clear message to Donald Trump that the American people won’t let him pardon Paul Manafort, or abuse his power to shield himself and his close associates from accountability.

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Common Cause

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We need to be ready for Trump to do the unthinkable.

Trump's former campaign chair and longtime associate Paul Manafort was just found guilty of fraud and tax evasion, and there's no telling how...

We need to be ready for Trump to do the unthinkable.

Trump's former campaign chair and longtime associate Paul Manafort was just found guilty of fraud and tax evasion, and there's no telling how President Trump -- who believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him -- will retaliate. 

This is just the latest concrete outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election meddling and potential conspiracy with Trump's team -- which has resulted in 35 guilty pleas or indictments in addition to today's verdict. 

Trump has already issued politically motivated pardons to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's contempt of court conviction, Dinesh D'Souza's campaign finance violations, and Scooter Libby's perjury and obstruction of justice -- stoking controversies to rile up his base and distract us from his ongoing attacks on our values. Now, he's refused to rule out a pardon for Manafort as well -- just another effort to have one set of rules for his friends, and another set for the American people. 

Simply put, pardoning Manafort would show once again how Trump thinks that he and his associates are above the law -- and that he'll willingly abuse his power to protect himself and his close associates. We must demonstrate that Americans are united in defense of the rule of law -- and that we're ready to hold any official who abuses their power accountable. Please add your name today to speak out for the rule of law.

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