President Nixon asked the Department of Justice if he could pardon himself. They said no, as no one may be the judge in their own case. He resigned three days later.
In case you want to follow the Nixon model, that would be Thursday. https://t.co/5ntHaySTBJ
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 4, 2018
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
"Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself."
Aug. 5, 1974 DOJ opinion, 4 days before Richard Nixon resigned.
It's right there on the DOJ website: https://t.co/G9gIbHNsDl pic.twitter.com/67H9pFzYXJ
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) June 4, 2018
Set a toddler loose in your home, and you’ll discover what needs to be childproofed. Set Trump loose in your government, and you’ll discover what needs to be crook-proofed. https://t.co/KjAh5PTOaU
— Will Saletan (@saletan) June 4, 2018
It’s Constitutional Infrastructure Week.
— Mike Mc (@images_mc) June 4, 2018
This is the part where the press needs to get every single congressional Republican—every last one—on the record about whether they believe the President can pardon himself (he can't) and what, precisely, they will do if he attempts it. https://t.co/IAu90j9LDt
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) June 4, 2018
Sam Clemens (quoted in the title of this post) was a skilled liar, aka “Professional Storyteller”; watching the current Oval Office Occupancy mangle the ancient forms would, IMO, cause him actual physical pain:
Asked about shifting explanations for statement on Trump Tower meeting, Rudy Giuliani tells @GStephanopoulos:
"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." pic.twitter.com/DLQsGbfGhA
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 3, 2018
-there was no mtg
-there was a mtg, but about adoption
-mtg wasn’t about adoption
-nothing was offered
-something was offered, wasn’t any good
-what was offered wasn’t taken
-let’s say something was taken, so what?
-memories keep changing, so can’t answer https://t.co/H7JC7e4E1s
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 3, 2018
"George, I really think you're missing the point: my client committed a LOT of crimes, he was basically a human crime wave at the head of a crime family. George, I was told I could get my parking validated." pic.twitter.com/0nlU8zbEvj
— Orange Leader????? (@OrangeLeaderUSA) June 3, 2018