Podcast: Can Trump Pardon Himself?

Pardons all around: Donald Trump and his family

The Trump team’s latest gambit to limit or kill the Russia investigation is the floating of the idea that Donald Trump can pardon himself, his family, and his aides.

On Friday I spoke with Austria’s Radio FM4 about the wider context for the maneuver — and its apparent confirmation that there is something to be found by the investigation, from Trump’s contacts to his business practices and tax returns — and whether it can succeed.

See also TrumpWatch, Day 182: Trump Looks at Pardons for Himself and His Family

There’s also discussion of another possible sign of desperation: Trump’s attempt to shift the blame to his Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Listen to Discussion from 12:16

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