Levin: OF COURSE Trump could pardon himself AND his family
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he greets voters at a caucus site Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Levin: OF COURSE Trump could pardon himself AND his family

Posted July 21, 2017 07:33 PM by Nate Madden Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he greets voters at a caucus site Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas.
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Could President Trump pardon himself? Mark Levin says the answer is a definitive "yes."

Reading from Article II of the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers, Levin broke down the president’s power to pardon. The verdict? He can absolutely pardon himself and his family. That is, after all, how plenary power works.

This was contrary to a story earlier in the day at CNN featuring law professor and author Brian C. Kalt, who argued that there are limits to a clearly-granted constitutional power where the only enumerated limit is in cases of impeachment.

Regardless of how the move may look politically, the question isn’t a political one, Levin argues. Rather, it’s simply about what’s in the Constitution.



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Nate Madden is CRTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateMaddenCRTV and on Facebook.