Trump vra assistente en advokate oor selfverskoning

President Donald Trump vra assistente en advokate, insluitend Pat Cipollone, raadslid van die Withuis, oor his self-pardon power, het verskeie bronne aan CNN gesê.

Some of those conversations have happened in recent weeks, one of the sources says. It is unclear if it has come up since Wednesday’s mayhem at the Capitol building fomented by the President’s rhetoric or after his recent controversial call with the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump has asked about the legal and political consequences of a self-pardon, according to a source close to Trump.
Die New York Times berig earlier Thursday that Trump has suggested in conversations since Election Day that he wants to pardon himself, citing two people familiar with the discussions.
He has also asked for legal opinions on whether he has the authority to issue a self-pardon and has been advised on the potential political fallout. This person said it was not yet clear whether the President would follow through with a pardon for himself.
    Another person said it is not in the works in the White House counsel’s office currently but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen or that the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel is not currently reviewing the matter.
    CNN has previously reported Trump has been asking aides since 2017 about his self-pardon power and has been “behep” with the idea. Onlangs, Trump allies such as Sean Hannity on Fox News have suggested publicly that he should do it. Trump has also tweeted that he believes he has the power to do so.
      A presidential self-pardon is untested and experts are divided on its constitutionality. A Justice Department legal memo says the president cannot pardon himself but he can step down and ask his vice president to take over and pardon him. Egter, that memo is not binding.
      Dit is 'n treffende verhaal en sal opgedateer word.

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