A top Democratic Senator just shot down Trump’s plan to pardon himself with one epic tweet

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This morning, President Trump took to Twitter and ranted about how he has the power to pardon himself for any of the wrongdoing that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation might accuse him of once their tireless work finally comes to an end.

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The president’s declaration is as much an admission of guilt as it is a warning shot across the bow of American democracy – indeed, Mr. Trump, why even bring it up at all if you’re innocent?

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts laid down the law with his retort, reminding him of a critical Department of Justice legal counsel from the Nixon era which declared that the President cannot pardon himself while poking fun at the President for his humiliatingly poor attention span:

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He was joined by a host of other prominent and deeply concerned Democrats who took to Twitter to respond to the President’s latest salvo – some with snark and others with facts.

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While these messages are sure to have little effect on the President and his lawyers’ pernicious plans, it’s important that the public understands that nobody, not even President Trump, is above the law – and that we’re not going to be laying down and allowing him to run roughshod over our Constitution without a fight.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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