The New York Times reported that Trump told his ambassador to Britain, Robert “Woody” Johnson (owner of the New York Jets) to tell the British government to hold the British Open golf tournament at Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. This begs the question, why do Trump and his criminal associates continue their crimes, corruption and abuses in plain sight? Might Trump have a desk drawer full of pre-printed pardons ready to go for his criminal associates? If so, will they successfully shield the recipients from criminal prosecution. Just as a president can’t pardon himself, according to legal scholars and a 1974 DOJ Office of Legal Counsel memo, the courts are likely to rule that a president can not corruptly pardon his criminal associates. Here’s why.