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It could have something to do with how a pardon affects a person's 5th Amendments rights.

https://time.com/4868418/donald-trump-presidential-pardons-b...
“Anyone pardoned by Trump would lose most of the 5th Amendment’s protection against compelled testimony that might otherwise have incriminated the pardoned family member or associate, making it much easier for DOJ and Congress to require such individuals to give testimony that could prove highly incriminating to Trump himself,” Tribe said in an email.
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