Ted Cruz Speechless For 18-Seconds By Question About Whether Donald Trump Can Pardon Himself
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was speechless for a full 18 seconds following a reporter asking about whether President Donald Trump can pardon himself.
After this very long pause, Cruz responded with: “That is not a constitutional issue I have studied, so I will withhold judgment at this point.”
This question came following the New York Times publishing a memo two of Trump’s attorneys had sent special counsel Robert Mueller, which stated the president had the power to pardon himself from the investigation. Trump reiterated this in a tweet, but insisted he has done nothing wrong and therefore has no need to pardon himself.
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As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
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