Cornyn Calls on Trump to Pardon ‘Incredible Patriot’ David Petraeus

Thursday on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed President Donald Trump’s use of his pardoning power.

Cornyn said one of the individuals he would like to receive a pardon from the president is former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Partial transcript as follows:

HEWITT: Now Senator Cornyn, the President is using the pardon power, and he tweeted 33 minutes ago, Good luck to Alice Johnson, have a wonderful life. He pardoned her after Kim Kardashian. I raised with Director Clapper the possibility of pardoning David Petraeus, who is one of the great Americans of our time and who did commit a felony in sharing classified information. Do you think he ought to be high on the list of pardons?

CORNYN: Well, I think General Petraeus is an incredible patriot, and helped guide our country during a very difficult time in Iraq and basically pulled a rabbit out of a hat there. But he made a terrible mistake. What I respect about General Petraeus is he admitted it candidly and publicly, and took responsibility for it. You don’t see that much in Washington. So I would be, I’d be happy to see the President put General Petraeus high on that list.

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