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Everyone agrees that USA President has complete power to pardon himself – says Trump

Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon, AP, By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, 22 July 17 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has “complete power” to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president’s mind as the day broke.

On a day when most people are ready to forget about the issues that nagged them during the week, Trump revved up. In an early morning flurry of 10 tweets, he commented about pardons, former presidential rival Hillary Clinton, son Don Jr., health care, the USS Gerald Ford, the attorney general and other issues.

Trump said in one of his 10 messages: “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS.”

The Washington Post recently reported that Trump has inquired about the authority he has as president to pardon aides, relatives or even himself in connection with the widening investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether any Trump associates were involved…..

One of Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, said the president has not discussed the issue of pardons with his outside legal team…….https://apnews.com/0cfcfc0956a6445ba59cc2edef5a81a0/Trump-asserts-all-agree-he-has-%27complete-power%27-to-pardon

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July 24, 2017 - Posted by | politics, USA

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