Jake Tapper perfectly explains how Trump is using the Nixon playbook
Jake Tapper, the CNN anchor of 'The Lead'

Jake Tapper opened up his show on Monday bashing President Donald Trump for suggesting he has the power to pardon himself.

"One thing that is clear is that President Trump's team is taking a stance that is reminiscent of President Nixon assertion to journalist David Frost," Tapper said.

After that, Republican Amanda Carpenter slammed President Donald Trump for his 'absurd' comments suggesting he's above the law.

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Carpenter said no sane Republican could follow along with President Trump's latest memo.

"It is bonkers. It's absurd. It makes it difficult for any rational Republican to go along with," Carpenter said. "They are making such a bad defense, and Republicans have nothing to hang onto except the president's loyalty."

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