I know he can't get out of the state charges. But I swear I thought I read somewhere awhile ago that he would pardon himself or Pence would for anything he did once he's out of office? Somebody?He certainly can't pardon himself for future crimes or for crimes under state law.
There is some uncertainty whether a President can pardon himself for any federal crimes he may have committed. A future Department of Justice could litigate the issue, but I don't think it will do so with respect to Trump. Why not? He's facing state charges.
I couldn't open the Wapo one, but here's a piece of an article from
"Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., seemed unsurprised by the nominee's reticence — likely because she has been giving versions of the same answer all day — but said he too believes it may become an issue that confronts Washington at some point.
"I think I agree with you," Booker said. "It is an issue right now. It's never been an issue before. But it is an issue right now — that our president may intend to pardon himself for future crimes or past crimes." "
Now I can't open any yahoo articles. It comes up completely blank?