US President Donald Trump says he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself from any charges stemming from the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
In a tweet on Monday, Trump insisted he did nothing wrong during his presidential election campaign.
“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?” Trump wrote.
“In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!” he added.
Trump lawyer and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani suggested in TV interviews on Sunday that the US Constitution gives the president the authority to pardon himself but it would be unwise to use it.
“He has no intention of pardoning himself,” Giuliani told ABC News. “That doesn’t say he can’t.”
The US Justice Department’s…