Jun 4, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump tweets: "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself"

President Trump addressed the question of whether or not his pardoning power extends to himself and the Mueller investigation on Twitter Monday morning.

The backdrop: In a memo written by Trump's legal team and first obtained by the New York Times, the president's lawyers say he has the constitutional right to “if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon.”

Yes, but: Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's lawyers, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, "The president of the United States pardoning himself would just be unthinkable. And it would lead to probably an immediate impeachment."

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