Trump Inquires About His Powers to Issue Pardons to Himself & Family

WAPO REPORTS: Trumpโ€™s lawyers explore pardoning powers and ways to undercut Russia investigation

Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trumpโ€™s lawyers have been discussing the presidentโ€™s pardoning powers among themselves.

Trumpโ€™s legal team declined to comment on the issue. But one adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Muellerโ€™s investigation.

โ€œThis is not in the context of, โ€˜I canโ€™t wait to pardon myself,โ€™โ€‰โ€ a close adviser said.

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