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Sheriff Joe receives pardon by POTUS

As I understand the pardon process, the receiver of the pardon is supposed to admit guilt. Will we know when Arpaio admits guilt?

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Yes, the acceptance of a pardon is an admission of guilt. However, I don’t think anyone informed Trump OR Sheriff Joe of that…

Nice caveat: If he tries to preemptively pardon those close to him because of the Russia investigation - since it’s admission guilt to accept a pardon, they won’t be able to plead the fifth.