Can President Trump forgive himself and his family?


As his term expires, President Trump urges some supporters to consider the grace of close allies, family members and even himself.

Mr. Trump “must give grace to his entire family and himself,” Fox News presenter Sean Hannity said on his radio show this week. Mr Hannity said a political inquiry could take place when he leaves Trump’s office and encouraged the president to use his constitutional powers to end them.

Mr. Trump has already been pardoned by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Here we look at what else you can and cannot do with your grace.

Can the President pardon his children, family, and close associates?

The answer is almost certainly yes. The U.S. Constitution gives the President the power to “grant revocation and pardon for crimes against the United States,” with few limits to that power in the text of the Constitution or in subsequent court decisions.