Trump can 'probably' pardon himself over Russian Federation but won't, Giuliani says

Trump can 'probably' pardon himself over Russian Federation but won't, Giuliani says

The question came in the wake of a leaked legal memo Trump's lawyers sent to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller earlier this year-obtained by the New York Times and published on Saturday-which stated their belief that Trump can not be charged with obstruction of justice and retains sweeping pardon powers when it comes to all federal prosecutions, including ones for which even the president himself might be a subject.

The warnings came after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani argued Sunday that Trump "probably" had the authority to pardon himself, but that he didn't plan to do so.

President Donald Trump's attorney says his legal team would go to court to prevent any effort to subpoena the president.

But Giuliani also appeared to want it known that if Trump used his power to pardon himself, and triggered a constitutional crisis, it would be in vain since there had been no obstruction of justice in the first place.

The former New York City mayor, who joined Trump's legal team in April, called that aspect of the president's pardoning power an "open question". Many hit out at the idea of the president abusing the pardon power, while others raged at the perceived double standard employed by his personal attorney.

"I think the political ramifications of that would be tough", he said.

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agreed on Sunday, telling "This Week" that there is "no way" Trump will pardon himself. "So bad for our Country", Trump said. He says that compelling the President to testify is something that "is not authorized because of his position". "The President is not saying he is going to pardon himself".

Previously, the Trump team had denied, unconvincingly, that the president had anything to do with that missive.

Critics accused Mr Trump of subverting the rule of law. He was answering a question related to Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" probe. He also stated that if the President were to give himself a pardon he'd likely face impeachment. "But I don't think a President should pardon themselves".

But, Giuliani said, Trump would face potentially significant risks if he fired Mueller and shut down the probe into his campaign's supposed ties to Russian Federation.

He has requested an interview with the president over obstruction of justice.

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