There is news today that Private attorneys for President Trump reportedly are exploring whether he can use pardons to derail the special counsel's Russia investigation. 

According to 24/7 News the "Washington Post reported yesterday that Trump's lawyers are discussing the president's authority to grant pardons as a way to beat special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia in last year's election.

Where I stand on this is I don’t think pardons are necessary.  I think the President should just fire Mueller.  I believe Mueller is a good friend of fired FBI Director James Comey and therefore he cannot conduct an unbiased investigation.