President Trump took to Twitter on Monday to let all Americans know that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself if need be.
The right has never been granted by the courts, but Trump still sent the tweet while discussing the “witch hunt” that is out against him.
”As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? ,” he said in the posting.
“In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms! ”
Trump then turned his attention to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump obstructed justice during the probe.
”The appointment of the Special Councel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!,” he wrote about 30 minutes later while misspelling the word counsel.
However, it is indeed constitutional being that The Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 decision in June 1988 that the attorney general can appoint an “independent counsel” to investigate and prosecute federal officials. Trump’s pardon tweet came after his attorney Rudy Giuliani’s appearances on Sunday’s”ABC This Week” where he said the president “probably” has the power to pardon himself but has no intention of doing so.
“He has no intention of pardoning himself, but he probably does [have the power to],” Giuliani said.
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