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    Mueller's team told Trump's lawyers they can't indict a president

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed President Donald Trump's attorneys that they have concluded that they cannot indict a sitting president, according to the President's lawyer.

    "All they get to do is write a report," Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN. "They can't indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us."



    That conclusion is likely based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. It is not about any assessment of the evidence Mueller's team has compiled.



    A lack of an indictment would not necessarily mean the President is in the clear. Mueller could issue a report making referrals or recommendations to the House of Representatives.



    The inability to indict a sitting president has been the position of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department since the Nixon administration and reaffirmed in the Clinton administration, but it has never been tested in court.








    It had been an open question whether, if investigators found potentially criminal evidence against Trump, Mueller's team would try to challenge those Justice Department guidelines.

    CNN reached out to Mueller's team. They declined to comment.

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein publicly discussed the issue earlier this month at an event held by the Freedom Forum Institute. He was asked if a sitting president can be indicted.


    "I'm not going to answer this in the context of any current matters, so you shouldn't draw any inference about it," Rosenstein said. "But the Department of Justice has in the past, when the issue arose, has opined that a sitting President cannot be indicted. There's been a lot of speculation in the media about this, I just don't have anything more to say about it." Rosenstein oversees the special counsel probe.

    Giuliani tells CNN the special counsel's team has decided that "they have to follow the Justice Department rules."


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    Has Giuliani been right about anything yet?

    Besides, I don't think indictments was ever really the point. Impeachment first.
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    Just stop crepitus, literally for months you said trump was going to prison along with the entire main stream media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Just stop crepitus, literally for months you said trump was going to prison along with the entire main stream media.
    You've still gotta impeach him first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    You've still gotta impeach him first.
    Well since you know that you need 2/3rds of the Senate to convict. Then you knew it was never going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Has Giuliani been right about anything yet?

    Besides, I don't think indictments was ever really the point. Impeachment first.

    Impeachment is unlikely. The real goal is the dream of a Blue wave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    You've still gotta impeach him first.
    "Its not a crime when the president does it!"- Tricky Dick Nixon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    You've still gotta impeach him first.
    The strategy may have been to drive President Trump from office, but President Trump didn't leave. Then it was to drive down President Trump's popularity to set the stage for an impeachment once the Democrats swept back into legislative power. But President Trump's popularity increased. It is beginning to look like the Congress will remain in Republican hands.

    A Republican House will not impeach the President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Has Giuliani been right about anything yet?

    Besides, I don't think indictments was ever really the point. Impeachment first.
    For what? No evidence that Trump has done anything remotely impeachable. If there was, what is Mueller waiting on- the end of Trump's term. That makes him a traitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    You've still gotta impeach him first.
    Wrong, as always. You have to impeach him and convict him. That's not going to happen even in your dreams.
    Democrats are a clear and present danger to our democracy and our society.

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