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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Today a federal judge revoked Manafort's bail due to alleged witness tampering. Manafort was indicted last year by a federal grand jury and has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him including, conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Since the election of President Donald Trump and the first allegations of improper conduct by members of his campaign and the Trump administration, people speculated about presidential pardons. However despite what many people think, a President's ability to pardon a person is not absolute.

And it is one of those limitations on Trump's pardoning powers that the New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is eyeing.

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