President Trump Says He Can Pardon Himself. Most Voters Disagree

Source: Time

By Abigail Simon

June 13, 2018

President Donald Trump has asserted that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself if charged with a crime, but a new poll shows the large majority of registered voters do not agree.

In a recent survey from Morning Consult and Politico, 58% of registered voters said they do not believe the president has the power to pardon himself, while only 21% agree with Trump on the issue.

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The poll was conducted June 7-10, several days after the New York Times published a memo from Trump’s lawyers asserting the power of the president to pardon himself and Trump tweeted that “numerous legal scholars” have stated that he has the absolute right to do so.

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