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Scooter Libby pardoned by Trump (Presidency)

Despite leaking the name of a CIA agent, Trump has pardoned the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. This article argues that it is an abuse of the president’s pardoning power, since it was done to send a message to Trump’s associates: If you stay loyal and avoid spilling the beans on Russia then I’ll look after you.

Use this example to assess whether checks and balances work, and to explain the president’s power.  

Amber Rudd resigns over the Windrush Scandal (Executive)

Senate leader refuses vote to protect Russia probe (Congress)