Monday 4 June
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani heads the president’s legal team and claims the president will not pardon himself from Russia’s investigation, although he probably has the power to do so.
The New York Times published a confidential letter from several of Donald Trump’s lawyers sent in January, arguing that the president does not need to testify to specialist researcher Robert Mueller because the position gives him the power to give himself amnesty in the investigation and to stop the whole investigation.
In the end, US law experts have discussed the content of the letter. Former state prosecutor Preet Bharara, now legal expert for CNN, told the channel that it would be outrageous for a seated president to give himself amnesty.
“If the president was to pardon himself, I think that would automatically trigger a court order,” he said.
Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani has also stated on Sunday. At ABC’s “This Week,” he said, “He has no intention to pardon himself” even though he “probably has the power to do it” and at NBC’s “Meet the Press” he said it would be “unthinkable” that Trump should give himself amnesty, and he also said that “it would probably lead the court immediately”.
“If he is shooting James Comey, he will be sued for the next day.” They have to put him to court first, so they can do whatever they want with him, “said the lawyer.
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump rebuked that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue “without losing votes.” Norm Eisen, Ethics Committee in the White House of Barack Obama, told Huffington Post that the president’s lawyers are wrong when it comes to the president’s power.