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What Trump's team is saying on pardons

What Trump's team is saying on pardons

Donald Trump went on a almost two-hour-long Twitter rant Saturday morning to complain about everything and nothing, hitting topics as diverse as "the Failing New York Times", Anthony Scaramucci's history of disparaging comments about his new boss, and Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III - who Trump is clearly still mad at. Mr Trump cited his power to pardon in a series of tweets yesterday.

"We're not researching it, I haven't researched it because it's not an issue we're concerned with or dealing with", he told ABC.

The tweets began around 6:30 a.m., with Trump attacking the Washington Post for their latest story on Sessions and his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Word of the negotiations with Trump Jr. and Manafort comes as the president's legal team evaluates potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

"I understand how hard and frustrating this investigation is for the president, but he should not say anything further about the special counsel, his staff, or the investigation", Collins told CBS "Face The Nation" host John Dickerson. Trump's namesake has become a focus of the investigation after it was revealed that he, Kushner and Manafort met with Russian representatives at Trump Tower in June 2016.

Donald Trump's personal lawyer has taken to the airwaves to defend the President's power to pardon himself from a crime.

In his Saturday tweets, Trump also launched into criticism of the Russian Federation probe, asking why Sessions and Mueller weren't looking into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information in emails while secretary of state and accusing her of having ties to Russian Federation.




He said his son, Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. later released email exchanges concerning the meeting on Twitter, after learning that The New York Times was about to publish them.

In addition, the Trump lawyer said that Comey's conversations with the president "would have been covered by executive privilege."James Comey ignored that, did not give the president or anyone else at that point when he leaked the information the opportunity to assert that privilege", Sekulow continued".

He said if he sees information in the future that convinced him that Russian Federation had meddled in the election, he would not hesitate to tell the president.

Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's legal team, said it's an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself.

Trump ended the tweet with "Tax Reform and Infrastructure".

Congressional lawmakers say President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't testify publicly next week as part of the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.


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