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Donald Trump could try to pardon himself if re-elected, Asa Hutchinson says

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Donald Trump could try to pardon himself if re-elected, Asa Hutchinson says

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who’s running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, said Sunday he expects that if former President Donald Trump is re-elected and convicted in the classified documents case, he will try to pardon himself.

“I could certainly see Donald Trump doing that. That’s exactly what he would intend if he got elected president. And if [his case] was not brought to trial before then, he’s likely to issue that, as well,” Hutchinson said in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week.”

“From a legal standpoint, a constitutional standpoint, that is a question that the courts would have to resolve,” he added. “I’m doubtful of it. I don’t think that’s what the Constitution intends in giving the president the pardon power. But most importantly, it would be inappropriate, unseemly.”

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