President Donald Trump

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.

  • JV

    "When former President Richard Nixon was impeached for spying on a presidential candidate"
    He wasn't impeached, he resigned. But he likely would have been impeached if he didn't.

  • mona q

    I hope he doesn't mean an impeachment won't follow!

  • iWasteTime
  • Phillybruh

    Man, I can't wait too find out what he did. I personally hope everyone around him is indicted and his is sealed until he leaves office, just too torment him.

  • iWasteTime

    Also, only two Presidents in the history of the presidency have been impeached.
    Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton!
    Nixon was the only President to resign from office.

    Man listen, I feel like I should call Mr. Solga and thank his ass!

  • Coy little wink

    Why this slippery orange sucker...

    Methinks we need a constitution lesson...say the impeachment passes both chambers of congress..would he still be sitting president at that point to pardon himself

  • justlooking

    That would be LIFE, unfortunately...since he is the accused he has the right to know. Because he knows he would tweet it and say it was lie. THE END.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    pardon yourself.... excuse yourself.... whatever you need to do... just get the hell out!

  • Pebbles

    I’m thinking ? If that’s his plan why give them a heads up?

    Wouldn’t he want to keep it to himself ... & then be like boom ? biatchess

    If it were me ... I’m just saying!

  • JV

    I think it's very obvious he crafted Trump Jr's statements about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. Trump Jr made made 2 phone calls to a blocked number after the meeting. Remember that Trump Jr. testified to Congress and spoke with Mueller, so any attempt to craft his statements in a misleading way is clearly obstruction. I'm sure Mueller got those records. I wasn't sure at first if anything would really come of this, but I'm pretty certain now that Mueller at least recommends impeachment proceedings -- at minimum.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I've never seen an "innocent" man act so guilty.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    New post chile... ?

  • angrysolo

    at this point LET EM, y’all let his arse up in there and now wanna jump stoopid cuz the true colors he showed in the campaign are still there. nope nawl.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    and let's not forget that Mueller has 'interviewed' Hope Hicks, who was actually on the flight (and is most definitely NOT going to throw away her young life for this old fart)

  • Question Everything

    He's crazy. That is all.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That would make sense, presuming that Trump and his legal team are really smart.
    I think it's kind of clear by now that they're really not that smart.

  • Phillybruh

    That's why she exited the white house months ago, so she can give herself enough time and space to not be involved in it.

  • Bonita

    This is a Henry the VIIIth move. Henry sought theologian scholars to support his right to get an annullment. Trump is seeking out university scholars to support his right to pardon himself.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    plus, she must have been really let down to see how Trump and Kelly voiced support for Rob 'Pimp Slap' Porter

  • Jethro

    Then the Republican House should have no qualms about impeaching him.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    He willl use it because its gone happen and he will say the only reason he did because it was a witch hunt to begin with and he didn't receive a fair shot..

  • Vonn
  • Jethro

    Speaking of "fair shots":

    Is there anything Benedict Donald won't lie about or cheat at? ?

  • deadellamore

    Privilege must be nice. Impeach this fool and then lock him up!

  • hi-liter

    Folks this is what a guilty liar looks like. This guy is a real piece of shat.

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Mister Fantastic


    Is THIS your King?

  • Joy King

    I wish we could speak it into existence but unfortunately it’s never going to happen. Trump is the biggest narcissist of them all. He’ll lie, steal or kill to remain President.

  • Allihave2say

    Trump didn't really want to be President. He was angry about Obama and he felt compelled to prove a point. You could tell by his expression after he won that he didn't expect to win and was overwhelmed by it.

  • Allihave2say

    If he truly believes that he's done nothing wrong why did he have those conversations?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lock him up

  • SandraRose


  • TMW

    Because like puppets or talking birds, whatever she says, the Republicans began to mimic and repeat it. He is setting policy on Twitter. Soon all the Republicans will be on Fox News talking about how the President has the “absolute power” to pardon himself. It happened with the “fake news” and “deep state” comments/conspiracies as well.

  • TMW

    He also asked several members of the Justice Dept to kill the investigations into Manafort and Russia. He clearly obstructed Justice. He still won’t be impeached though. There will have to be something big enough to make him resign in lieu of facings criminal charges - like laundering money for the Russian mafia.

  • PlayerP

    This is the funniest shit he's ever said. Ever! Bigly!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Never say never hun... Hopefully his 'team' will implode and destroy each other ?

  • Roderick2011

    Why would you need to pardon yourself unless you committed a crime.

  • Roderick2011

    Impeached, convicted and removed from office.

  • Roderick2011

    Yeah she wrote some emails about the meeting too.

    And we know emails can't be erased.

  • Roderick2011

    No because he would no longer be president if the Senate convicts him and removes him from office.

    He would no longer have the power of the presidency, but like Ford Pence could pardon Trump but Pence is up to his neck in this too.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Pence flips on Trump to save his own skin.

  • Roderick2011

    PB: That's why she exited the white house months ago

    Exactly and she didn't have the money from the Trump's re-election campaign to hire high-priced lawyers like Trump and Trump Jr. so she made a deal with Mueller.

    Yeah Hope hung around long enough to copy those emails so she could give them to Mueller.

  • the guest

    What an indignity to pardon himself. Just resign.

  • the guest

    Brilliant analogy. Very true.

  • Allihave2say

    Yes, I'e noticed that "fake news" has become a coin phrase to dismiss anything the object of commenting disagrees with. I'm surprised to see that so many who complain about liberals, libertards, their rights and freedoms are actually more followers than leaders of even themselves. This idiots are losing their jobs thinking they can talk to and talk about people the way Trump does. The delusions of grandeur are very real and making people very stupid.

    I told someone on TMZ to hit me up at the end of Trump's presidency and tell how his life as a right winger has improved as a result. I can't wait.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Donald if you did nothing then why are you bringing this up? Ohhhh, it's getting close huh?

  • Mister Fantastic

    Thank God.

  • Trace da Ace

    I really wish he would go find a corner and sit in it....if he is not guilty, then why even talk about the pardon??? Loose lips sinks ships....and his is on its way down like the Titanic.....he needs to shut up already....oh and is it me or is it just that white folks say the term "witch hunt" just seems like a white statement...thats all...jus saying,

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What do you think will happen if Pence becomes president?


    If the Democrats and Republicans spent as much time trying to improve the country as they do in trying to humiliate one another... it’s so many other things they could be doing them wasting taxpayers money with bs investigations.