Democrats in Congress want to prevent the Trump to pardon himself
A member of the house of representatives Jamie Raskin introduced an amendment to the bill of Democrats, which prohibits the U.S. President to pardon himself.
The US President has the constitutional right to pardon and reduce the sentences. President Donald trump caused the indignation of the Democrats, repealing a prison sentence his longtime friend and unofficial Advisor Roger stone.
"The pardon that the President gives himself, is negligible and has no power and does not deprive the courts of jurisdiction and does not give the President any immunity from investigation or prosecution", reads the amendment Ruskin.
"It is important that Congress clarify right now: no President from any party is unable to use his powers to pardon to pardon himself or to reduce his prison term", - said in a written statement Ruskin.
An amendment made to the bill, which proposes to subjugate the presidential pardon provisions of the law on bribery. The bill also requires the justice Department to inform Congress about the details of the pardons, and in particular on whether a pardon with your friends and relatives of the President.
Even if this bill is passed by Congress and overcome the threat of presidential veto, he will certainly be challenged in court as unconstitutional. The U.S. Constitution says that the President "granted a postponement of the execution of sentences and pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases of impeachment". No more limits the right of pardon in the basic law there.
The Democrats conducted a number of investigations against trump and told him impeachment in 2019 in the house of representatives, but the Senate trump justified.
In the past no President is trying to pardon himself. However, President Richard Nixon resigning over the Watergate scandal, took advantage of the pardon of his successor Gerald Ford. During that scandal, the U.S. justice Department has officially stated that, in his opinion, the President can't pardon himself, however, this opinion was not yet confirmed by the Supreme court, which plays the role of arbiter in constitutional matters.
Trump canceled the prison and probation and a fine for his friend Roger stone, but the record didn't get them.
Stone previously was sentenced to three years in prison for obstructing the court in the framework of the "Russian investigation" of spectacular Robert Mueller. The court considered it proven that the stone prevented the court and lied to Congress to protect his friend trump. Trump in the past has repeatedly called the sentence too harsh stone.
Spectacular Robert Mueller confirmed the accusations of Russia in "intervention in election" (Moscow denies this), but failed to substantiate assumptions about the "conspiracy" trump with Moscow, which denied not only in the Kremlin but in the White house.