Because he is the bestest and greatest leader of the free world with nothing to hide and has the most achievements of anyone in the history of holding the office Donald Trump has asked his team of specially hired lawyers to look into whether he can... umm... ahh.... get himself off.
At the behest of Trump himself he has instructed his cadre of mouthpieces to explore his power to grant pardons to his aides, his family and most importantly himself!
It's not that he's guilty of anything mind you it's just this Robert Mueller investigation into whether he, his family or his aides colluded with the Russian's to effect the outcome of the 2016 election thingy has got Donald all kinds of spooked.
According to the Washington Post Trump has asked his legal advisers about the constitutional power of pardons, although another source noted that Trump sought only to further his understanding of the privilege... Y'know, for a friend.
The pardon reports started to swirl as rumors surfaced that Trump has directed his staff to look into Mueller’s potential "conflicts of interests" to see if there is any way to remove the specially appointed counsel from the Justice Department’s investigation.
One of the apparent conflicts of interest Trump want's them to look into an alleged dispute over membership fees between Mueller and Trump’s Virginia golf club from when he was a member there.
Sounds pretty serious!
So what has Trump so jumpy? Apparently it is the whispers that Robert Mueller’s team is examining transactions involving the Trump’s businesses and those of his associates, including but not limited to Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008.
In other words money laundering.
In an interview Wednesday in The New York Times, Trump said Mueller would be crossing a “red line” if he looked into the Trump family’s finances beyond any ties with Russia.
Consider that line crossed Donny. Your move.