The public should expect a "flurry" of pardons before President Trump leaves office, as has happened at the end of previous administrations, a source close to the White House said.
This source, familiar with discussions on the matter, also said some of the President's advisers believe that it would perfectly fine for Trump to pardon his family members and other associates preemptively, even though they haven't been charged with any crimes.
The source pointed to the case of Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon who resigned during the Watergate scandal. Nixon had not been charged with a crime when he was pardoned.
The source went on to say some of the President's advisers believe that Trump could legally pardon himself, an assertion that's disputed by some constitutional scholars. But it's an indication where the President's head may be on what would be an unprecedented use of the pardon power.
CNN's Jim Acosta reports: