Donald Trump lawyer denies looking into presidential self-pardons – BBC News


Donald Trump lawyer denies looking into presidential self-pardons – BBC News

A lawyer for Donald Trump says the US president’s legal team is not looking at ways he could pardon himself.”I don’t know where this came from. There is nothing to pardon,” Jay Sekulow said.On Saturday, Mr Trump said he had “complete power” to issue pardons, following reports he had asked advisers about the scope of his authority.Criminal and congressional inquiries are underway into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.Earlier in the week, the Washington Post reported that Mr Trump had inquired about his ability to pardon himself, family members or aides in connection with special …

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