Donald Trump’s Claim of “Power to Pardon” Gives a Blow to U.S Constituency

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Last week, after the Washington Post reported about the U.S President, Donald Trump has asked his aides to exemplify, “about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe.” This heavy blow was initiated after the President being accused for his Russian scandal. 

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Trump has always been into the big news since his win over opponent Democrat Hillary Clinton in the U.S presidential elections 2016. But this time, the President has come up with a heavy blow to U.S law and order. Seeing his administration in trouble, Trump claimed his “power to pardon” in one of his early morning tweets last Saturday which said, “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS.”

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With this tweet, he intended to boast his power to pardon his administration, family and even himself in times of any accusation or legal conflicts. Upon this the U.S constituency has a lot to say. As said by Richard Primus, a law professor at University of Michigan, Trump would be into an uncharted territory if he unveiled his words into action by pardoning himself.

He further added on this in his report for POLITOCO Magazine, “The constitution doesn’t specify whether the president can pardon himself, and no court has ever ruled on the issue, because no president has even been brazen enough to try it.” He continued, “Among constitutional lawyers, the dominant (though not anonymous) answer is “no”, in part because letting any person exempt himself from criminal liability would be a fundamental affront to America’s basic rule-of-law values.”

However, the president hasn’t claimed his “power to pardon” in action, but has made it clear that if he is investigated for his Russian ties, using this not-so-authorised power would be his option to save himself.

To divert the direction of the heated wind from his legal offence, Donald Trump pushed the investigations towards Hillary Clinton and James Comey. He tweeted, “So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted?”

He continued with his tweeter ranting, “…What about all the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches, etc.”

To show himself innocent he drew the attention towards his son, Donald Trump Jr., who is accused and being scrutinised for seeing a Kremlin-linked lawyer while at the campaign. Trump talked about the revelations of emails in public by his son to Clinton’s hideous act of deleting emails with Russian links.

This came up as another attack on Clinton in his next tweet, “My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33, 000 e-mails!”

Through these attacking and alleged tweet about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump tried to deviate the media and authorities from his Russian probes that said he campaign intrigued with Russian officials. His embarking on Clinton’s Russian links and Comey for sharing personal information of his meeting with the president to a friend, was an intention to makes it public.

After these fierce rants on Tweeter, it’s time we wait to see how this would take a turn in the U.S constituency and presidency, if the president uses his pardoning power for exempting himself sooner or later. However, it is clear that this time his anger or rants won’t stop the investigation and save him from his Russian problems.

Author Name: Mahima Pareek

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