Trump 'could pardon himself over Russia but won't', says Giuliani
Donald Trump probably has the power to pardon himself in the Russia collusion affair but does not intend to do so, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani says.
A special counsel is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election, and whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.
The question of self-pardon arose after the New York Times published a letter to the counsel from Mr Trump's lawyers.
In it they say he has absolute power as US legal chief to end investigations, or "even exercise his power to pardon".
Such absolute powers, they argue, mean that he could not have obstructed justice in any... read more
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