presidential pardons

The Constitutional Reason Why President Trump Could Not Pardon Himself

Outgoing President Trump issued a raft of 11th-hour pardons and commutations that included his former political strategist, a top fundraiser, and two well-known rappers, but not himself or his family. LX News welcomed constitutional law expert and professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law, Dale Carpenter, to explain why a president cannot excuse his own illegal activity.