Donald Trump: Could the US president pardon himself?

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As he readies to end his term in office, a suggestion has emerged – that Donald Trump could pardon himself or his family.

Media reports, quoting unnamed sources, say Mr Trump has suggested to aides he is considering granting a pardon to himself in the final hours of his presidency, coming alongside further recent presidential pardons.

Mr Trump has tweeted in the past that "all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon".

To some experts, this would be like a judge presiding over their own trial. Others though say Mr Trump may be correct – although that is not to say it would be a good idea.