Only Trump Believes He Can Pardon Himself

An American president said out loud for all the world to see the most unthinkable of unthinkable things: that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself. Donald Trump’s tweet followed a New York Times weekend report about his attorney’s argument, made in a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, that a president can’t possibly obstruct justice on account of his having “unfettered authority over all federal investigations.” Because of this, Mueller need not interview, or subpoena, Trump.

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