There’s a 160+ year old precedent for an executive pardoning himself

From Federalist.com’s The First Historical Precedent For Trump Pardoning Himself Is The Craziest Story Ever: “With reports indicating President Trump has asked about pardoning his close aides and even himself to thwart special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, you might be surprised to hear that there is precedent for an executive pardoning his own actions. The man who did it first was Isaac I. Stevens, first territorial governor of what is now Washington state, and he did it during one of the most bizarre chapters of the often-colorful history of the American west.” — Joe

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