Rudy Giuliani has been leading the effort to negotiate with Special Council Robert Mueller to end the ongoing investigation.
In an interview Sunday with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” Rudy Giuliani discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of whether the president may have tried to obstruct justice in the probe of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
When Stephanopoulos asked if the president has the power to pardon himself, Giuliani said he “probably does.” “He has no intention of pardoning himself, But it is a “really interesting constitutional argument: ‘Can the president pardon himself?”
“I think the political ramifications of that would be tough. Pardoning other people is one thing. Pardoning yourself is another. Other presidents have pardoned people in circumstances like this, both in their administration and sometimes the next president even of a different party will come along and pardon”, the former mayor told Stephanopoulos.
In another interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Giuliani argued that the president can terminate any investigation. “It could lead to impeachment, to terminate an investigation of himself.” But he said, “constitutionally, it sure looks that way.” He also argued that Trump has the power to order an investigation at any time, as long as it doesn’t take away the person’s constitutional rights.