Trump: 'I Have the Absolute Right to Pardon Myself'

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June 4, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday morning on Twitter that he has the "absolutely right" to pardon himself and called the special counsel unconstitutional.

He added there would be no reason to pardon himself, though, because he has done "nothing wrong."



A day earlier, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani argued on two Sunday shows that Trump probably can pardon himself.

"He has no intention of pardoning himself, but he probably – not to say he can't," he said.

Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.), who is close with the president, was more direct in opposing the idea.

"Listen, there’s no way that’ll happen, and the reason it won’t is because then it becomes a political problem," Christie said.

"If the president were to pardon himself, he’ll get impeached," he said.

In a tweet about the special counsel, Trump said the appointment is "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL," despite having repeatedly called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton. Trump also reiterated he has done nothing wrong.