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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 02:52 PM

Bill by Al Green would block Trump's ability to self-pardon

Yeah for Congressman Al Green http://www.chron.com/national/article/Bill-from-Green-would-block-Trump-s-ability-to-11317671.php

U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, said he plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would prevent President Donald Trump from pardoning himself.

Trump said in a Twitter post Saturday that he has “the complete power to pardon,” an apparent reference to his ability to pardon himself and other associates as federal officials investigate Russian interference in Trump’s election.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump’s lawyers are considering the president’s ability to grant pardons in an effort to “limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation.”

As the Post reported:

One adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Mueller’s investigation

“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,’ ” a close adviser said.

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Purveyor Jul 2017 #2
Voltaire2 Jul 2017 #3

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 02:56 PM

1. I dunno, worthwhile debate but any such bill would be patently unconstitutional.

 

Congress has no power to regulate the pardon function, to the extent it exists it resides exclusively within the executive branch.

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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 02:57 PM

2. He will need a do-over and comeback with an amendment to the Constitution. From

 

what I can tell, the right to pardon is etched in stone.

Correct me if I'm interpreting this wrong...

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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 03:46 PM

3. If it is a constitutional power congressional legislation is irrelevant.

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