Could President Trump try pardoning himself?

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2020

President Trump’s decision to pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn has fueled speculation that Trump may be gearing up to issue a wave of controversial pardons during his final weeks in office, including potentially to himself.

The pardon power granted by the U.S. Constitution is incredibly broad, but the question of whether presidents can pardon themselves has never been tested. Trump has reportedly been “obsessed” with the idea of a self-pardon for years and has publicly stated that he has the “absolute right” to issue one. Earlier this week,...

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