Can Trump really pardon himself?

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • We asked legal experts about the limits of a president’s pardoning power. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOTake a look at the US Constitution and you’ll find that the president has fairly broad power to pardon individuals accused, charged or convicted of crimes against the federal government.President Trump’s use of pardons early in his presidency, some believe, sends signals to his allies that Trump is willing to pardon them if they’re convicted of a crime in one of the several investigations surrounding the 2016 elections. The president has also repeatedly claimed that he could even pardon himself.So what are the checks to a US president’s pardoning power and what does the Constitution have to say about this sort of self-serving pardoning?Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    The full extent of the presidential pardon's power has never been tested, but there's a clear boundary in the US Constitution: pardons can't be used to avoid impeachment. Watch to learn how the process to impeachment a president works: http://bit.ly/2K9Mr0S

  • Closeoutracer

     2 months ago

    @Vox James Comey ran DNC spying operations accessing the NSA database out of the FBI dating back to 2012. A violation of the espionage act. Comey aided in manufacturing information to initiate the "collusion" attempt to frame investigation. Comey = traitor and coup plotter.

  • juandeldiablo696

     1 years ago

    Just the fact we are having this discussion is troublesome

  • Closeoutracer

     2 months ago

    Troubling the Dems manufacture more BS .

  • ihave35cents

     1 years ago

    i didnt see you on the battle field

  • badabingmike

     1 years ago

    If he burps loudly at the dinner table then yes.

  • Brayden Padgett

     3 months ago

    👍

  • Neptune

     1 years ago

    *PRESIDENTALLY*

  • The Bowser one

     1 years ago

    No. Nixon asked this and his lawyers told him no and to tred lightly . He resigned shortly after.

  • Jude Lind

     2 months ago

    That is different. He couldn't pardon, as that was a case of impeachment.

  • Andrew J

     1 years ago

    The Bowser one then Ford pardoned him.

  • Mr.Darkness

     1 years ago

    Trump shoots Hillary“I Pardon Myself”I’m moving to Canada

  • Butch Pfaf

     1 years ago

    QuickShot Don't worry bout that idiot.Anyone brainwashed by crooked Hillary is obviously not worth a response.

  • Yes ImALEO

     1 years ago

    I can’t wait till we get past this period in time and how history will see these events and what people will say.

  • moonlight is my city

     9 months ago

    Same

  • Guy Smiley

     1 years ago

    Josef Heilburger Well said! 👏 👏 👏 Unfortunately, Trumptards have become a cult! A cult of stupid, but a cult none the less. And with Fox news constantly lying and pushing conspiracy theories, it's easy to manipulate the more ignorant, uneducated, indoctrinated, superstitious, racist, hypocritical, weak minded people! Trump said it himself. He loves the uneducated, stupid people! They are SO easy to con! And that's exactly what he has done! Smfh

  • Software Man

     1 years ago

    Me: I am such a sinner. Also Me: Jesus forgives you, my child.

  • tart70

     10 months ago

    Audrey Dunham The ones in society which you may possibly live near with no lists of anything because they were not convicted of any crime outnumber the ones in jail or prison. They are able to be forgiven, however they are at the mercy of the victim and their family, whether it be through law legally, or without the law. Our system focuses on shaming and punishing people, despite the fact they may one day come back to society if they didn't have death or life. It is really sad when Europe with crimin...

  • Audrey Dunham

     10 months ago

    so forgive all the murderers and rapist in jail not only trump. Madness has taken over Americans.

  • TheShadowParliament

     1 years ago

    The whole concept that a President can ''Pardon'' themselves sounds like what a king or dictator would say. Even Republicans say that it goes against what the country stands for and what the government can do with relation to people elected to work within it.

  • F3dB3aR

     1 years ago

    It's the truth, devoid of all the BS people like to conveniently ignore because he's white and supposedly Christian. I ask you this question, if Barack Obama did HALF the things Trump is accused of and ALL of the things he did....you think the Republican Party would be patting him on the back? You think if he was twice divorced and thrice married he'd get White Christians to sing his praises? If you do....you're lost. I've come to realize that you people think Republicans are innocent and can do NO...

  • Ike Okereke

     1 years ago

    F3dB3aR Awful comment.

  • Sasori

     1 years ago

    He's totally taking advantage of our system

  • Benjmain Peiffer

     1 years ago

    Hammer obama literally sold weapons to ISIS...... wut

  • Chameleonred5

     1 years ago

    @Max74747 Irrelevant. The topic is Donald Trump. Illegals have no bearing on whether or not Trump is in the wrong. Stay on topic.

  • Q Crew

     1 years ago

    If trump pardons Cohen and Flynn there should be calls for impeachment