Donald Trump asserted “absolute right” to pardon himself

Vastavam web: US President Donald Trump today asserted an “absolute right” to pardon himself, once again lashing out at a probe into possible collusion with Russian election meddling and obstruction of justice. “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?” he said on Twitter.

“In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!” It was believed to be the first time Trump himself has asserted the power, although his lawyers have taken an expansive views of the president’s prerogatives, including the right to pardon.