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Trump has not done anything wrong, so no need for pardon: WH

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Washington: Donald Trump has not done anything wrong and therefore there would be no need for a pardon, the White House has said, sidestepping questions about the US president’s remarks that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself.

Trump on Monday said that he has absolute right to pardon himself as he slammed the opposition Democratic party for witch-hunt against him alleging that the appointment of a special counsel is unconstitutional.

 

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is the Special Counsel appointed by the Department of Justice to investigate into the allegation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections in Trump’s favour.

“Thankfully, the President has not done anything wrong and wouldn’t have any need for a pardon,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. Sanders, at her daily news conference, was flooded with questions on President Trump pardoning himself, after he twitted that he had an absolute right to pardon himself.

“Certainly, the Constitution very clearly lays out the law. And, once again, the President hasn’t done anything wrong, and we feel very comfortable in that front,” she said. “Certainly no one is above the law,” she added. The assumption that president has done anything wrong is incorrect, she asserted in response to another question.

“It seems like it would be a completely wrong assumption. The president has not done anything wrong,” she said.