President Trump's legal team floated the possibility that he will pardon himself if Robert Mueller and the Democrats somehow find a way to impeach him.
President Trump asserted his presidential power in a tweet on Monday, declaring he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself if something comes out of the Russia collusion probe.
"As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?," Trump tweeted on Monday, "In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!" he added.
Trump tweeted about the possibility of a pardon after someone on Mueller's team leaked a letter to the New York Times addressed to the special counsel from Trump's lawyers.
In the letter, dated January 29, the legal team warned Mueller that Trump has absolute power as U.S. legal chief to end investigations, or "even exercise his power to pardon".
When former President Richard Nixon was impeached for spying on a presidential candidate, the Justice Department said Nixon could not pardon himself, but other legal experts argue that the Constitution does not precluded a sitting president from taking such action.