On Monday, President Trump sent out a tweet insisting that, though he has the right to pardon himself, he shouldn’t have to. This is because, as Trump says, “why would I do when I have done nothing wrong?”

This comment comes as Trump stands his ground in the midst of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

In a later tweet, Trump made the argument that appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel is “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.” He also said, “Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!”

President Trump did not cite any evidence that supports his accusation.

Mueller may accuse Trump of wrongdoing in regards to participating in Russian interference during the 2016 election. If this happens, it will certainly spark a national debate about whether or not Trump can legally protect himself.

Back in January, The New York Times let out a letter from Trump’s legal team to Mueller. It states, “He could, if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired.”

Rudy Giuliani was not Trump’s lawyer at the time of the letter’s publishing. However, he is in agreement that the president’s powers are expansive. However, he also said that, although Trump likely possesses the power to issue himself a pardon, it is not politically expedient to do so.

According to Giuliani, “I think the political ramifications of that would be tough. Pardoning other people is one thing. Pardoning yourself is another,”

Legal scholars and Democrats are both pushing back against the idea of the president pardoning himself. Their argument is that doing this shows the president feels he is above the law. They also argue that one presidential pardon may lead to a string of others.

As Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a tweet regarding the issue: “Mr. President — you are 0 for 2 on the Constitution this morning.”