By William Axford Updated 3:03 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Photo: JIM WATSON, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz accused journalists of being dishonest after being asked if a president can pardon himself. Haley Byrd, who covers the U.S. Congress for the Weekly Standard, tweeted that Cruz was silent for 18 seconds when asked about the power to pardon. Cruz then said it's not a constitutional area he's studied, according to Byrd. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz accused journalists of being dishonest after... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused reporters of committing dishonest journalism after being asked if a president can pardon himself. "On the question of whether a president can pardon himself, we're seeing an abundance of knee-jerk partisanship and dishonest journalism," Cruz tweeted on Monday. On the question of whether a president can pardon himself, we're seeing an abundance of knee-jerk … [Read more...] about Sen. Ted Cruz goes on a Twitter rant after being asked if the president can pardon himself
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Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Updated 9:43 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 Now Playing: President Donald Trump and his lawyers are laying out an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that scholars say is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. (June 4) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump once joked he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" and not lose voter support. The quip was intended as hyperbole to make a point on the loyalty of his base. Now, Trump says, he has the power to keep himself out of jail if he wanted, declaring an "absolute right to PARDON myself." This time, though, it seems he isn't joking. But there is a big limit in the world of presidential pardons: impeachment. A look at what's true and what's not when it comes to presidential pardons: SO PRESIDENTS GET TO DO WHAT EXACTLY? … [Read more...] about Is there any limit on the president’s power to pardon?
By Felipe Villamor Published 1:13 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been a constant irritant to President Rodrigo Duterte. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been a constant irritant to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images Philippine court removes chief justice, a critic of the president 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MANILA — The Philippines’ highest court Friday forced out its chief justice, removing a fierce critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his brutal war against drugs, which has left thousands dead. Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court justices removed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, approving a petition filed by the government’s lawyer that questioned the … [Read more...] about Philippine court removes chief justice, a critic of the president
Tweeting about the president is a sure-fire way to drum up controversy, as Adam F. Goldberg has learned firsthand after sharing his thoughts on "the most clueless and ineffective" president of all time. The creator of ABC's The Goldbergs took to Twitter on Sunday to blast President Skroob, the sleazy and corrupt president played by Mel Brooks in the director's 1987 classic Spaceballs. Less than a day later, Goldberg is down more than 1,000 followers and has ignited a tweet storm — because a number of people mistakenly thought Goldberg was speaking about President Donald Trump. It started out rather civil, with people discussing Skroob. My God, the President is completely and utterly broken! I can't tell you how disappointed I am. This isn't fixable, is it? #Skroob pic.twitter.com/93e9iHYJBb — Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) June 10, 2017 This has nothing to do with America. Skroob runs the universe. He doesn't want anyone to have a turn but him and his spaceball … [Read more...] about ‘The Goldbergs’ Creator Under Fire for Criticizing the President … From ‘Spaceballs’
Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation believe an indictment of President Donald Trump could be forthcoming. The lawyers told Politico that an obstruction of justice charge could be in Trump’s future. This would be unprecedented, as Justice Department opinions have indicated that a president cannot face criminal charges while in office.“If I were a betting man, I’d bet against the president,” one of the attorneys said, basing the assertion on his own interactions with Mueller’s team.“If he’s going to do it, I think he’ll do it in the spring,” the attorney said. “I don’t think he wants to be accused of trying to influence the election that dramatically.”The second lawyer who spoke to Politico acknowledged the legal questions involved in such a move, but thought Mueller might try to indict Trump anyway.“It’s entirely possible that Mueller may go that route on the theory that, as an … [Read more...] about ‘I’d Bet Against the President’: Lawyers Tied to Russia Probe Say Mueller May Indict Trump