Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
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Kaepernick expected to subpoena Trump in collusion case

Kaepernick expected to subpoena Trump in collusion case

I think it's a good sign that so many Eagles players didn't want to visit the White House for the traditional Rose Garden ceremony ("Dear NFL owners: You've been played - bigly", June 5). It also gave players the option of remaining off the field, in the locker rooms, during the playing of the anthem if they choose not to stand for it.

Republicans voters - many of whom are Trump supporters - overwhelmingly believe that the players who kneel during the anthem are unpatriotic by a margin of 70 percent to 23 percent. He said owners should pull players who kneel from games and referred to a player who protested during the anthem as a "son of a bitch".

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump pardoned a 63-year-old woman named Alice Marie Johnson who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug conviction after celebrity Kim Kardashian made a personal plea at the White House.

Trump said that if he and his committee find that those people were treat unfairly, "then we will pardon them, or at least let them out".

President Donald Trump said Friday he will ask National Football League players protesting police brutality and racism to submit cases of possible injustice so he can evaluate them for potential pardons.

President Trump has claimed he will solicit submissions from kneeling NFL players as to who he should pardon whether its a friend of the player or'someone they know

It will be interesting to see how the players react to Trump's proposal. "And I understand that", Trump said.

"They're not proud enough to stand for our national anthem", Trump said.

He revealed he is considering pardoning the late Muhammad Ali, a human rights activist and heavyweight boxing champion who was convicted in 1967 for refusing to enter the military during the Vietnam War, a conviction that the Supreme Court overturned in 1971.

When asked if he'd invite players to the White House for a roundtable chat, the president said he doesn't have to do that.

The NY Times reported that it had spoken with other owners, particularly Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, who reportedly said, "We've got to be careful not to be baited by Trump or whomever else". But even if that works, there's a question about whether Trump can effectively just "pardon" himself-a tactic he seems eager to deploy in other situations. If the players, as expected, spurn his advance - and probably call him all sorts of names in the process - the players look small and petty while Trump looks large and magnanimous.


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