Giuliani: Trump Can “Probably” Pardon Himself

Ken AshfordConstitution, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

In an interview this morning 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 doesn’t.

And here’s another strange part of the interview — Asked about shifting explanations for statement on Trump Tower meeting, Rudy Giuliani told Stephanopoulos: “This is the reason you don’t let the president testify. Our recollection keeps changing, or we’re not even asked a question and somebody makes an assumption.”

Notice he says “our recollection keeps changing”?  Is the use of the plural intentional?  Are Trump’s lawyers coming up with the narrative for Trump, and if so, WHY?

Or if he is referring solely to Trump using the royal “we”, that means Trump’s recollection keeps changing?  On such an important matter?  Isn’t THAT concerning?