“TRUMP WON’T PARDON HIMSELF” Rudy Giuliani
The US president Donald Trump, has said he won’t pardon himself not because he doesn’t have the power but wants the unconstitutional investigation by the counsel to be noted. ‘He has the right to pardon himself” this has being the statements from Legal scholars because he has done nothing wrong. Mean while it is learnt that 13 very Angry and conflicted Democrats are behind the witch-hunting.
The investigation is unconstitutional but I will play by the game because Robert Muller who is leading the investigation was appointed by Deputy Attorney general who was appointed by me. He made this statement after Rudy Giuliani, who happens to be one of his attorney in the Russia investigation who on Sunday said that the president has the powers to pardon himself but won’t.
No president has ever pardoned himself, it is a matter of legal debate. Based on a 3-page memo from the justice department’s office of legal counsel, that was written in 1974, days before president Richard Nixon resigned. Says the president cannot pardon himself because because “no one can be judge in his own case”
The dispute among scholars on the issue almost 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.
Talk of a potential pardon comes after The New York Times published a 20-page letter to Mueller by Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and then-Trump lawyer John Dowd. They argued that the President could not possibly have committed obstruction in the Russia investigation because the Constitution empowers him to “terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired.”
Trump’s “actions here, by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer, could neither be constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself,” Dowd and Sekulow wrote.
Trump’s lawyers sent the letter as part of a broader argument that the President should not have to sit down with the special counsel.
Many legal scholars dispute the idea that a President cannot obstruct justice. While Trump did have the authority to fire former FBI Director James Comey, the question becomes whether he had corrupt intent in doing so — the issue at the center of Mueller’s obstruction investigation.
A Brookings Institution study in October concluded that the President’s authority to fire the head of the FBI in this case was a “red herring.”
“The fact that the president has lawful authority to take a particular course of action does not immunize him if he takes that action with the unlawful intent of obstructing a proceeding for an improper purpose,” the report said.
During another Sunday show appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani added that Trump pardoning himself is “unthinkable” and “would lead to probably an immediate impeachment.”
Giuliani wasn’t the only Republican against the idea of Trump issuing a self-pardon. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California,told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” that he doesn’t think the President should grant himself a pardon.