Hannity: Trump Should Pardon Himself And His Family

The Washington Post reports:

Five days after President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Fox News host and Trump ally Sean Hannity offered a suggestion on Monday about whom the president should pardon next: himself and his family. “The president out the door needs to pardon his whole family and himself,” Hannity said on his radio show. “I assume that the power of the pardon is absolute, and that he should be able to pardon anybody that he wants to.”

Despite Hannity’s suggestion, it is unclear whether a president has the power to pardon himself. Asha Rangappa, a senior lecturer at Yale and a former FBI agent, wrote in The Washington Post that the move would be risky given that there has been no precedent. And by pardoning himself, Trump would essentially be admitting he was guilty of one or many crimes, according to an analysis in The Post.

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