As Trump speaks of pardoning himself, his lawyer says he could even ‘shoot’ someone and get away with it

As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections draws closer to a conclusion, Donald Trump made the extraordinary claim on 4 June that he could pardon himself should the probe conclude that Russian collusion did, in fact, take place.

Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani added to this, meanwhile, by suggesting to HuffPost that Trump could even have shot former FBI director James Comey and escaped a subpoena or indictment.

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