Can President Trump pardon himself?

The presidential pardon is an impressive and unique power: the president can pardon virtually anybody, and he answers neither to Congress nor the courts before issuing these notes. Photo by Kevin Lamarque and Reuters An enterprising story from the Washington Post on Thursday suggested President Donald Trump is considering pre-emptively pardoning himself and his campaign aides, as special counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion and obstruction of justice continues. It is,...

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