What If Trump Pardons Himself?

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There’s a great essay on the topic of presidential pardons in the current issue of The Atlantic. Written by historian Tim Naftali, it explores the range of potential pardons that Richard Nixon explored. Happily, in a constitutional sense, Nixon did not abuse that power for his own benefit. (From the perspective of the Trump years, Ford’s pardon of Nixon now looks like a quaint courtesy from one president to his predecessor.)