Trump Inquires About Pardoning Aides, Family, Himself

Special Investigation Getting Too Close For Comfort?

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At the six month mark of his administration, and in the shadow of a special investigation into his Russian connections, Republican President Donald Trump “has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe,” The Washington Post reports.

“The president has long called the FBI investigation into his campaign’s possible coordination with the Russians a ‘witch hunt.’ But now, Trump is coming face-to-face with a powerful investigative team that is able to study evidence of any crime it encounters in the probe — including tax fraud, lying to federal agents and interference in the investigation.”