Monday started with President Donald Trump tweeting that he absolutely had the right to “pardon himself.” However, he said he would not be exercising his right to do so because he had done nothing wrong and this entire Mueller investigation is a complete “witch hunt.”
“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? In the meantime, the never-ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!” the President tweeted.
Trump decided to comment on the subject after his lawyer, Rudy (I can’t stop putting my foot in my mouth) Giuliani said that Trump “probably does” have the right to pardon himself, but he won’t. He further went on to say that if Trump did pardon himself it “would lead to probably an immediate impeachment.”
If Trump is innocent then why did he fire FBI director James Comey? According to CNN, a Brookings Institution study in October, “concluded that the President’s authority to fire the head of the FBI, in this case, was a ‘red herring.’ ‘The fact that the president has lawful authority to take a particular course of action does not immunize him if he takes that action with the unlawful intent of obstructing a proceeding for an improper purpose,’ the report said.
Is Trump preparing himself in case the Muelle investigation turns up with information showing he did collude with Russia and in turn, Russia meddled with the campaign? It’s been reported that numerous Trump campaign associates have been interviewed by Mueller. His team has also secured guilty pleas from Trump’s first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, and Manafort’s longtime associate, Rick Gates, among others. Both men have agreed to fully cooperate with the probe.
What do you think? Do you think Trump is innocent, there is no collusion? Or do you think Trump is guilty and there definitely is something there? Comment below!