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Offbeat Republican House Speaker says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

18:02  06 june  2018
18:02  06 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should not pardon himself , becoming the He said he agreed with the assertion by U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, that federal authorities had acted properly.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday President Donald Trump should not pardon himself , becoming the second Republican leader in Congress to balk at the president's assertion that he had "absolute" power to do so. Asked whether Trump can legally pardon himself

Paul Ryan wearing a suit and tie: Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington © REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday President Donald Trump should not pardon himself, weighing in on the president's assertion that he had "absolute" power to do so.

"No one is above the law," Ryan told reporters at the U.S. Capitol. He said he did not believe Trump should pardon himself, although he did not know whether such a move would be legal.

Trump made the pardon comment in a series of Twitter posts on Monday in which he criticized the federal criminal probe into whether his 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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