Giuliani: Trump Probably Has The Power To Pardon Himself, But "No Intention" To Do It

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In an interview Sunday morning on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos,' Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani said that the president "probably" has the power to pardon himself if he wanted to. "That’s another really interesting constitutional argument, can the president pardon himself."

"He has no intention of pardoning himself, but that doesn't say he can't," Giuliani added. "I think the political ramifications of that would be tough."

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: The letter also cites the president’s pardon power. Do you and the president’s attorneys believe the president has the power to pardon himself?



RUDY GIULIANI: He -- he’s not but he probably does. He has no intention of pardoning himself but he probably -- not to say he can’t. I mean, that -- that’s another really interesting constitutional argument, can the president pardon himself.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you think it's an open question?

GIULIANI: It would be an open question. I think it would probably get answered by gosh, that’s what the constitution says and if you want to change it, change it. But yes.

STEPHANOPOULOS: A lot of focus on the president...

GIULIANI: I think the political ramifications of that would be tough. Pardoning other people is one thing, pardoning yourself is another. Other presidents have pardoned people in circumstances like this both in their administration and sometimes the next president, even of a different party will come along and pardon.


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