We are living in strange times. There have been assertions lately from certain legal teams that the president has the power to pardon himself or herself.
No, no sir, the president cannot pardon himself. This was decided long ago by the Department of Justice.
“Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself.” – DOJ August 5, 1974
The logic should reason for itself that unless we were living in a corrupt country more akin to a dictatorship, self-pardoning would be a gross misuse of power.
We are all, after all, under the law and not above it.