A president can pardon anyone — even himself — but that doesn't stop impeachment. Even Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani gets that.
Jonathan TurleyThe Trump team should think seriously about triggering these fights over subpoena, charging, and pardoning powers. Bad cases can make bad law — even when they are "really interesting."
The latest news about Donald Trump's demand for Jeff Sessions to 'unrecuse' himself from the Russia investigation, may reveal the president's defense.
Jonathan TurleyThe challenge for Trump's counsel is to develop a defense where such self-defeating acts become acts of self-defense. Trump can claim that, while viewed as unorthodox or inappropriate, his actions were motivated by a real fear of a rigged investigation.
Rudy Giuliani might have done the impossible: making Michael Cohen seem competent while transforming Stormy Daniels into a bigger legal threat.
Jonathan TurleyTrump has always portrayed himself as a vicious “counterpuncher.” However, the federal code has a crime designed specifically for counterpunching in the midst of a criminal investigation. That is how a porn star could take down a president.