Trump Critics Say Only A Dictator Would Pardon Himself
04 June, 2018, 10:00 | Author: Charlene Valdez
Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is now investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling.
In the case of former President Richard Nixon, the Justice Department said he could not pardon himself, but others argue it is not precluded in the US Constitution. It would be an open question. I think it would probably get answered by, 'gosh that's what the Constitution says.' And if you want to change it, change it.
Meantime, Giuliani has said before that the president's lawyers oppose Trump sitting down for an interview with Mueller. Part of the investigation includes whether Trump tried to obstruct justice in the federal probe of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Giuliani said Trump, who has pardoned notable conservative figures who have been convicted of crimes, has "no intention of pardoning himself", but added that "it would be an open question" whether he could do so, acknowledging there would be a political firestorm in the United States if he did.
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"There is a real practical outcome for the republic if Trump is able to win the silence of other defendants with the use of these pardons, " Shugerman said.
"He could, if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired", Jay Sekulow and John Dowd wrote in a 20-page letter.
"They will take it to court, and I believe the court's going to be on the president's side on this", Lewandowski said Sunday. "So, come on, man up and make your decision".
Focused largely on Trump's firing of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its impact on the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the memo takes a sweeping view of the president's constitutional authority as the nation's chief law enforcement officer.
The lawyers emphasize that Trump had already gone beyond what is legally required of him and had waived the executive communications privilege in order to exhaustively satisfy Mueller's queries.
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"I mean, this is the reason you don't let the president testify", he added.
Both Russia and Trump deny collusion, and the president has denied obstructing the probe.
You may watch Rudy Giuliani's full interview with NBC News' Meet the Press and Chuck Todd in the video player above. "I don't think a president should pardon themselves". "Should have told me!"
A related investigation by Giuliani's former USA attorney's office is examining the dealings of longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. The attorneys then present the relevant interview transcript in its entirety to show that Trump knew that the Russian Federation investigation would likely be protracted if he fired Comey, but that he had "to do the right thing for the American people".
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