I Have The Absolute Right To Pardon Myself —Trump

By Ikenga Chronicles June 5, 2018

I Have The Absolute Right To Pardon Myself —Trump

US President, Donald Trump has said that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

In a morning tweet, the president said: “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?”

Trump has repeatedly called the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which is also looking into any possible collusion by the Trump campaign officials, a “witch hunt” and returned to that theme in his tweet.

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He said: “In the meantime, the never-ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!”

A few minutes later, he repeated his attack on Mr Mueller, questioning the constitutional basis of the probe.

Mr Mueller was appointed by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein 12 months ago after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey. His attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had already recused himself from the matter, having failed to report meetings he had with Russian officials.

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“The appointment of the special counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong,” claimed the president.

The tweets come a day after one of the president’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, said Mr Trump could pardon himself if he so wanted.