Gov. Cuomo Wants Law Changed Regarding Presidential Pardons

Albany, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling the legal doctrine of double jeopardy a loophole while discussing Presidential pardons.  

The governor says he wants to ensure wrongdoers can't escape justice, specifically mentioning President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen and ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort.  Both Cohen and Manafort having been convicted of federal charges, and Cuomo worries President Trump will pardon them.

He called such a possibility an abuse of power and wants state lawmakers to come up with some sort of exception.

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