This pardon oneself was brought up by George Stephanopoulos not by Trump. Not Rudy.
Regardless of what the DOJ has said in the past or present the president has the right to pardon himself and its established in the constitution.
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, AND HE SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO GRANT REPRIEVES AND PARDONS for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
It does not exempt the president from pardoning himself
Constitutional Guru Mark Levin even admits, yes he can!
Quick lesson on Art. II, Sec. 2 of the Constitution.
As always @LevinTV explaining the Constitution in a simple and succinct way.
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