Donald Trump 'could pardon himself' from Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation

Rudolph W. Giuliani speaks to reporters at the White House on Thursday

While Giuliani agreed that Trump pardoning himself could move into murky legal precedents, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, also on ABC Sunday, noted, "If the president were to pardon himself, he'll get impeached".

A private letter from Trump's legal team to Mueller, written in January, asserted what amounts to an unlimited right to halt federal investigations and issue pardons, concluding that a president can not obstruct justice.

"He has no intention of pardoning himself, but that doesn't say he can't", Giuliani said. Trump's team wrote to Mueller in January making the case that the president can not commit obstruction of justice under Mueller's probe because of his role as president having constitutional authority over all federal investigations.

"It would be an open question", Giuliani told the show's host, George Stephanopoulos. "Pardoning other people is one thing, pardoning yourself would be tough".

"In issues of intent, there's only one person on Earth that can conclusively speak to that issue, and that is the president himself", Turley said.

"For me, it is hard to believe that any Supreme Court justice would endorse the right of a president to be lawless, in the sense of being entirely above the application of law", Frenkel said.

A court battle is likely if Trump's team argues that the president can't be forced to answer questions or be charged with obstruction of justice. "He didn't do anything wrong".

"The President can not obstruct himself or subordinates acting on his behalf by simply exercising these inherent Constitutional powers", John Dowd and Jay Sekulow wrote in the letter. Only once before has he directly referenced his own presidential powers. "The reason it won't is because then it becomes a political problem".

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House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on CNN on Sunday that no president should pardon himself.

On Thursday, Trump said that he is considering pardoning both Martha Stewart, the home decorating mogul who served five months in prison for obstructing justice and similar charges as part of a 2004 insider trading investigation, and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

In reality, the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 to determine if Trump campaign associates were coordinating with Russian Federation to tip the election.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters", Trump said at the time. "And it would lead to probably an immediate impeachment". "They'd say of course it was a lie", he said. "So we do not intend to exercise that power".

The liberal Democrat also said: "Whether or not there is an argument that is not what the framers could have intended".

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer made the bold claim that even if the president committed murder he still could not be indicted for his crime.

The statement was made the the Huffington Post, which reported it Sunday afternoon.

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