Attorney General Seeks Bill Allowing State to Prosecute Trump Aides Who Get Pardon

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Attorney General Seeks Bill Allowing State to Prosecute Trump Aides Who Get Pardon

President Trump is breaking norms by using his pardon power in unconventional ways. WSJ's Shelby Holliday takes a look at what this pattern could mean for Paul Manafort and other associates. Photo: AP

New York Attorney General Letitia James has proposed a bill to close a “double-jeopardy loophole” for associates of the president that would allow her office to file state charges against them even if they receive a federal pardon.

Ms. James, a Democrat, met with lawmakers Tuesday to discuss the legislation ahead of its formal introduction. It would allow prosecutors to bring state criminal charges against people who have received a presidential pardon for a similar federal offense.