Trump lawyer says it's an open question whether president could pardon himself

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 23, 2017

The Kentucky Republican's interpretation of the Constitution comes after the president tweeted about having the "complete power to pardon" on Saturday, and after The Washington Post reported that Mr. Trump discussed pardons with his advisers.

Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

But Sekulow said a court would have to decide if the president could grant himself a pardon, noting the issue has never been adjudicated.

"Sekulow's comments come one day after Trump mentioned the presidential power to pardon on Twitter".

And yeah, the question has been debated over whether a president can use this on himself.

Mr. Paul said he understands the president is frustrated with the constant allegations of collusion, but he cautioned him from thinking about pardoning family members or himself.

The answer that Sekulow could have given if Trump is innocent is that the President did nothing wrong, so there is no need for a pardon.

"I think in all likelihood he does", Mr. Paul said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union". We're not researching the issue because the issue of pardons is not on the table, there's nothing to pardon from. "We're not researching it, I haven't researched it because it's not an issue were concerned with or dealing with".

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