The only thing “absolute” about Mr. Trump is how wrong he is. This lawless mindset is the antithesis of American Democracy, 5.4 million Americans agree. pic.twitter.com/WQGYIaSjqx
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) June 4, 2018
Donald Trump declared on June 4, 2018 that he has “the absolute right to pardon” himself.
But that just isn’t true.
Trump pardoning himself would be an abuse of power and the clearest example yet of this president’s lawlessness and his reckless disdain for our nation’s rules. No one is above the law.
Even Republicans are against it. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House majority leader, said, “I don’t think a president should pardon himself.”
“I think that would be a terrible move. I think people would erupt,”Rep. Will Hurt (R-TX) said. “If you’re innocent, act like you’re innocent.”
Trump will do anything for self-preservation, including attempting to pardon himself.
We can’t wait for it to come to that.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving forward with the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, while Congress’ investigations vary in their direction and effectiveness.