If Donald Trump hasn’t already done enough with Saturday’s Twitter rants to make him more suspicious of committing crimes, his lawyer Jay Sekulow might have just made things worse.
On Sunday, Sekulow was asked about Trump trying to pardon himself from alleged crimes just because he’s president.
Sekulow did not deny that Trump committed any crimes, instead he said that the Supreme Court would have to decide if Trump can pardon himself, suggesting that Trump did commit crimes.
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“Well, the president, in that Tweet, stated something that’s rather unremarkable, and that is that under “The Constitution,” under Article Two, Section Two, the president has the authority to pardon.
“But I want to be clear on this, George. We have not — and that — and continue to not have conversations with the president of the United States regarding pardons. Pardons have not been discussed and pardons are not on the table.
“With regard to the issue of a president pardoning himself, there’s a big academic discussion going on right now, an academic debate. You’ve got Professor Tribe arguing one point, you’ve got Professor Turley arguing another point.
“And it — while it makes for interesting academic decisions, let me tell you what the legal team is not doing. We’re not researching the issue because the issue of pardons is not on the table, there’s nothing to pardon from.”
So now the question is not whether Trump committed any crimes, the question seems to be whether he can pardon himself from those crimes.
It’s only a matter of time before Trump’s past catches up to him and he gets what he deserves.