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Trump’s Desire To Pardon Himself Is A Move Common In Authoritarian Regimes

Trump’s version of the “rule of law” is more dominant in nondemocratic political systems.

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Donald Trump’s June 4 tweet suggesting he could pardon himself in the event that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation brings charges drew outrage among critics, part of mounting and long-standing concern about the president’s disrespect for “the rule of law.”

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