U.S. Constitution

Article II
Section 2, Clause 1

U.S. Constitution

Article II. The President

Section 2. Powers and Duties of the President

Clause 1. Commander in Chief; Presidential Advisors; Pardons
Clause 2. Advice and Consent Clause
Clause 3. Recess appointments

Clause 1. Commander-In-Chief; Presidential Advisors; Pardons

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

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