Top Republican Paul Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself


Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday, June 4, that he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself but said that he had little reason do so because he didn't commit any crime.

President Donald Trump on Monday said that although he had committed no wrongdoing, he has the "absolute" power to pardon himself, echoing arguments by his lawyer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The US president also attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the investigation into alleged Russian meddling, questioning the constitutional basis of his inquiry.

He continued: "I think that what Rudy has done is a shame and a disgrace as a former US attorney, and as a former justice official, he knows better, and it's an outright lie". During the 2016 presidential election, he focused on the Democratic campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley.

The President made the assertion in a furious Twitter spree that criticised Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign over interference in the presidential election.

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On Sunday, Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that it would be "unthinkable" for Trump to pardon himself - but that it was something the president could "probably" do - because it would nearly certainly lead to impeachment proceedings in Congress. But he continued to cast doubt on the special counsel's eventual findings, suggesting that Trump has already offered explanations for the matters being investigated and that the special counsel was biased against the president.

"He probably does", Giuliani said, when asked on ABC's "This Week" if Trump has the ability to pardon himself.

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The American president claimed last week, without evidence, that the special counsel investigation would seek to interfere in this year's midterm elections. "A guy from my high school claimed he could pardon himself, but everyone said he would have to have a rib removed so he could do it", Klepper said.

"Your office clearly lacks the requisite need to personally interview the president", it said.

"Even if it's right legally", Noah said Monday on "The Daily Show", that "doesn't sound like a democracy to me".

The reports came soon after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson.

Rudy Giuliani says Robert Mueller's team is trying to frame the president.

He was also on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump.

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara also told State of the Union it would be "outrageous" for Trump to pardon himself.