The dispute among scholars on the issue nearly guarantees that if Trump faced indictment and pardoned himself, the next step would be a court challenge, with the President's fate decided by judges - or even the Supreme Court.
"Comey I think is the real villain of this whole thing".
Trump's tweet comes hot on the heels of the publication of a 20-page document sent to Special Counsel Mueller from Trump's legal team earlier this year. They argue that the President could not possibly have committed obstruction in the Russian Federation investigation because the Constitution empowers him to "terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired".
Trump's suggestion that he could legally pardon himself followed a New York Times report on Saturday that his personal lawyers argued in a memo to Mueller that the president could not have obstructed justice because he has vast authority over all federal investigations.
"It would be an open question".
Giuliani said Mueller's team, tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded in those efforts, is comprised of "13 highly partisan Democrats ..."
"Thankfully, the president hasn't done anything wrong and wouldn't have any need for a pardon", Sanders said.
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He is expected to start against Costa Rica tonight in what is England's final warm-up game before heading to Russian Federation . Obviously there is a long way to go, but yeah, we've just got to do what we done today.
Trump also gushed over his own performance in the first 500 days in the White House in his latest social media outburst.
Looking for news you can trust? "There's no wiggle room here", Bharara said. "I think it's absolutely outrageous that he as an officer of the court would be putting down an entire system based on the exercise of an individual's right to choose to elect one person or another separate and apart from your professional job".
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Mr Giuliani said a decision about an interview would not be made until after Mr Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, and he cast doubt that it would occur at all.
"The president is not saying he is going to pardon himself".
On Monday, Trump went on to attack Mueller's investigation, claiming it isn't legal but he doesn't plan to end it.
'The answer is we don't know.
So the issue of whether a president can pardon themselves is matter of interpretation because no president has tried to do it.