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Trump says he has the ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself. Does he?

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday that the Russia investigation is unconstitutional and that he has the right to pardon himself, even though he's "done nothing wrong!"
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House. (Photo: Getty Images/Big Think)

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he has the ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself, a broad and controversial interpretation of presidential power that was asserted by his attorneys in a confidential letter sent to the special counsel in January.

As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018