According to his new communications director, President Trump is exploring his legal options under the Constitution to pardon members of his staff, his family and himself for any crimes arising from the Russian investigation. Isn’t that an implicit admission by the president that he and others may be in some legal jeopardy?
Otherwise, why even explore the issue? Indeed, to accept a pardon for a particular crime, one must necessarily admit guilt.
I do not think Trump has the legal authority to pardon himself — else he could commit any crime he chose either before or while in office without suffering any legal consequences save impeachment.
No one is above our criminal law — not even the president.
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