Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself in Russia probe

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Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself in Russia probe
United States President Donald Trump declared on Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, but added he had done nothing wrong, asserting his presidential power as the White House is sharpening its political and legal defences against the special counsel in the Russia probe.Mr. Trump’s comments on Twitter came a day after attorney Rudy Giuliani played down the possibility that the President could pardon himself, suggesting he might have that authority but would be unwise to use it.“Pardoning himself would be unthinkable and probably lead to immediate impeachment,” Mr. Giuliani, a member of Mr. Trump’s legal team, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “And he has no need to do it, he’s done nothing wrong.”