Per multiple reports this afternoon, President Trump will not be pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Well, at least not today:
NEW: Pres Trump will *not pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio today, per Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 22, 2017
“No action will be taken on that front at any time today,” Sarah Sanders tells reporters on AF1 about ARPAIO pardon, per @AlliemalCNN
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 22, 2017
Trump will not pardon Joe Arpaio today, per White House
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) August 22, 2017
White House @PressSec rules out President Trump taking any action today to pardon Joe Arpaio
— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) August 22, 2017
President Trump is holding a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona tonight, and some people––including the mayor––were concerned that he would take the opportunity to announce he’s pardoning Arpaio following the reports saying he was considering it.
But then again, the President has blindsided people in his own administration before, so who knows.
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