New York — US President Donald Trump on Monday said he had committed no wrongdoing but has the "absolute" power to pardon himself, echoing sweeping arguments put forth by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday. The remarks come as US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and possible illegal obstruction of that probe by the president has entered its second year. Giuliani said on Sunday the president cannot be indicted or subpoenaed and has the power to pardon himself, leaving impeachment by the US Congress likely the remedy for presidential misconduct. "The constitution gave the president the right to pardon himself," Giuliani said, adding that Trump would not need to because "he didn’t do anything wrong". Trump said the same thing on Twitter on Monday, writing, "As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?" In another tweet...

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