8 Jan 2021

President Trump tells close staff he plans to pardon himself - reports

From Midday Report, 12:35 pm on 8 January 2021

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President Trump has been telling close staff that he plans to pardon himself.

According to the New York Times he has specifically asked about the legal implications of such a presidential pardon and of issuing them to his family members.

However it is unclear whether a president can in fact pardon themself. Brent Budowsky a columnist for The Hill speaks to Philippa Tolley.