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The President's Pardon Power And The Law

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President Donald Trump argues that his power to pardon would include even himself but says he doesn’t need to use it because he’s done nothing wrong.

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Can the president obstruct justice? Can he pardon himself? A memo and tweet have put new interest on old questions of presidential power. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

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