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Trump says he has "absolute right" to pardon himself of federal crimes, but denies any wrongdoing

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President Trump on Monday asserted an “absolute right” to pardon himself of any federal crimes but said he has no reason to do because he has not engaged in any wrongdoing. “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 on Twitter. The question of whether a president can self-pardon has long been a “parlor game” among scholars, said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University Law School. 'A president cannot pardon out of an impeachment. Congress can use his pardon as an abuse of his office.”
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