Donald Trump unlikely to pardon himself: Giuliani

Earlier this year Donald Trump condemned the probe as a'$20,000,000 Witch Hunt

President Donald Trump has "broad powers" that include the ability to terminate the Russian Federation probe and pardon himself, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.

"I think (if) the President decided he was going to pardon himself, I think that's nearly self-executing impeachment", Bharara, a CNN legal analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

In several Monday morning tweets, Trump reasserted his lawyer's claims and continued to take aim at the investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and "unconstitutional".

The letter states that Trump can not be indicted, subpoenaed or found guilty of obstruction of justice because he is the "chief law enforcement officer".

President Donald Trump had tweeted earlier that he has the "absolute right to PARDON" himself. "But the Constitution is clear", Warren said.

Trump did not detail his grounds for claiming that the Mueller investigation is illegal. The memo also hinted that the president could have the power to pardon himself if convicted of wrongdoing.

"If he shot James Comey, he'd be impeached the next day", Giuliani was quoted by HuffPost as saying.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday sidestepped questions from reporters about President Trump's assertion that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, arguing that he wouldn't need to because the president "hasn't done anything wrong". So when he issues a pardon, it's "part of the structure of the Constitution". "You can read it that (pardon power) pretty much applies to anybody, but I don't think that makes much sense".

Sanders says, "Thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and therefore wouldn't need one".

Trump said on Twitter on Monday that Mueller's appointment was "unconstitutional" but that would "play the game" because he had nothing to hide.

As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, he is said to be considering subpoenaing the president.

The letter was delivered to Mueller's office in January and authored by Jay Sekulow, who remains a member of the president's legal team, and John Dowd, who resigned from Trump's team in March. "He has no intention of pardoning himself", said Giuliani.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media after meeting with North Korea's envoy Kim Yong Chol at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2018.

Trump's lawyers don't want him to be interviewed by Mueller, accusing the independent prosecutor, himself a former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, of trying to "trap" the president in a lie.

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