Can the President Pardon Himself?

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Trump's recent assertions that he can pardon himself have many wondering whether the president legally can and what it could mean for U.S. politics. University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash joins Forum to discuss the history of presidential pardons as well as the political nature of impeachment in the context of today's political climate. Join us with your questions.

Saikrishna Prakash,
James Monroe Distinguished Law Professor and Miller Center Fellow, University of Virginia
Richard Pildes, professor of constitutional law, New York University School of Law