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Trump lawyer says he believes president has power to pardon himself

Trump lawyer says he believes president has power to pardon himself

President Donald Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russian Federation probe Monday, declaring he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!"

Back in March, Mueller indicated that if Trump didn't agree to a voluntary interview he could issue a subpoena to testify before a grand jury where Trump would be under oath and not have his lawyers by his side, according to John Dowd, Trump's attorney at the time.

Trump's defense team in January argued that the president could not have obstructed justice, since he has total authority over the Justice Department, and could even terminate the special counsel investigation if he wanted to. "And he has no need to do it, he's done nothing wrong".

Several Republican senators have been cautioning Trump against pardoning himself although they maintained that there was no evidence to prove the allegations that Trump's campaign had colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 elections, Bloomberg reported.

Cruz, who was a constitutional law expert and lawyer before becoming a congressman, took an 18-second pause before telling the press that pardoning was not a constitutional issue he has studied and therefore he would withhold judgment on the matter.

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser who helped arrange the meeting with Kardashian in the Oval Office last week, has heavily pushed for a pardon for Johnson within the West Wing, these officials said. "No one is above the law". The assumption that president has done anything wrong is incorrect, she asserted in response to another question. "If four of them are completely innocent and one of them is your assumption that it's a guilty motive, which (Trump) would deny, you can't possibly prosecute him". "When he says the President is not contemplating something, I have no faith in that whatsoever", he said.

Trump and his administration have been under fire since the president tweeted earlier this week that he has "the absolute right to pardon" himself but won't because he has "done nothing wrong".

Ryan also dismissed another of Trump's contentions - that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department planted an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.

A Trump lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, argued on Sunday that the president "probably" had the power to pardon himself, but doing so would have "tough" political ramifications.

"That's what I mean by begging for it", Giuliani said. "Pardoning yourself is another".

Speaking to the Globes capital market conference in Tel Aviv, Mr Giuliani said the United States leader has the power to pardon himself, but will not, because he is innocent.

"Let me just tell you that from - from my perspective - I don't think the president needs any advice on pardoning himself", McConnell said.

Bharara, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama, told CNN that for a president to pardon himself would be "outrageous".

Trump later added that the "appointment of the Special Councel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" I don't know where the President would go forward pardoning himself.

"The president would very much like to do an interview".


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