US justice department investigates alleged 'bribery for pardon' scheme at White House Heavily redacted court filing, which does not name Trump, comes as president reportedly is considering sweeping pardons Justice Dept. investigating potential bribery scheme for Trump pardon - The Boston GlobeIntermediaries for a federal convict may have offered White House officials a bribe in exchange for a potential pardon or commutation. U.S. prosecutors probe suspected effort to buy a presidential pardonThe disclosure of an alleged attempt to purchase a pardon comes as the term of U.S. President Donald Trump winds to an end, which is traditionally a time when pardons are meted out. Justice Department investigates possible bribery and lobbying scheme in return for White House pardon - The Boston GlobeThe Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesda US probes possible ‘bribe for presidential pardon’ schemeUS prosecutors are investigating whether a group of conspirators offered political contributions in exchange for a presidential pardon. US Justice Dept investigating potential White House 'pay-for-pardon' schemeThe U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal co… U.S. prosecutors investigating potential scheme to pay bribe for Trump pardonThe U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court. Justice Department investigating a 'secret lobbying scheme' to obtain presidential pardonCourt documents show that federal investigators are looking into an alleged plot to provide a "substantial political contribution" for a pardon.