Mixed messages from White House on talk of pardons

The president mentioned his power to pardon days before son-in-law Jared Kushner heads to Capitol Hill in the Russian meddling investigation.
2:55 | 07/23/17

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Washington. The Russia investigation kicking into a new gear. One member of president trump's inner circle, jasred Kushner, will testify Monday. And there are mixed messages from the white house about whether the president is discussing pardons, and the ability to pardon anyone, even himself. Here's David Wright. Reporter: The president tweeted this weekend, all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon. I'm in the oval office with the president, we're talking. He said he brought it up. But he said he doesn't have to be pardoned. There's no one around him that has to be pardoned. He was just making the statement about the power of pardon. Reporter: The constitution gives the president broad powers to pardon, but a president has never pardoned himself. President trump's personal lawyer says there has been no mention of pardons. The legal team is not researching the issue, because that is not on the table. There's nothing to pardon from. Reporter: Today, the new white house communications team was on the offensive. Listen, there's obviously a communications problem. Reporter: Trying to change the talking points. The top three issues Americans care about are health care, immigration, and jobs. The top three issues the media cares about are Russia, Russia, and Russia. Somebody said to me yesterday, I won't tell you who, if the Russians hacked this situation, and spilled out the e-mails, you would have never seen it. Reporter: When pressed about his source? How about, it was the president. He called me from air force one, he said, maybe they did it, maybe they didn't do it. Reporter: This week, the president's son-in-law heads to capitol hill to be interviewed behind closed doors by the senate and house committees investigating Russian meddling. This weekend, Kushner revised his financial disclosures. Having inadvertently left out 77 income sources. He and his wife reported personal assets of between $226 million and $760 million. And David, we're not expecting to see don junior or Paul manafort, correct? Reporter: Yes, the mmittee said the two agreed to negotiate to share documents. Committee members obviously have a lot of questions for them. And they are hoping to see them at later date.

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