Trump Claims “Absolute Right” to Pardon Himself
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FEATURING STEPHEN SPAULDING – Special Counsel Robert Mueller has accused President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort of witness tampering in the latest news from the investigation into Election 2016-related wrong-doing. Manafort now faces jail time after a June 15th hearing.
As one person after another comes into the cross-hairs of Mueller’s team, Trump and his lawyers have declared that the President has the power to pardon anyone including himself. Trump tweeted on June 4th, “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” He has also blamed his own attorney general Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation saying he would have picked another person to head the Justice Department.
Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani has also spewed wild claims about the investigation saying recently that Trump could never be indicted while President, even if he shot former FBI director James Comey.
And, the New York Times recently obtained a letter from Trump’s lawyers to Mueller written in January that claims among other things that the President could not be subpoenaed by the investigators.
Stephen Spaulding, Chief of Strategy and External Affairs for Common Cause
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