Congressional Democrats ask judge to toss Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio

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By Megan Cassidy | The Republic

A slate of congressional Democrats is asking a federal judge to invalidate former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s presidential pardon and move forward with sentencing.

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Attorneys for 33 members of the U.S. House of Representatives aired their concerns in a “friend of the court” brief filed in federal court on Wednesday morning.

The brief argued that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton should toss President Donald Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, 85, in the interest of protecting the government’s division of powers.

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