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Mueller Confirms That Trump Could Be Indicted After He Leaves Office

Robert Mueller confirmed during his House Judiciary Committee testimony that Trump could be indicted after he leaves office.

Here was the exchange with Judiciary Committee chairman Nadler (D-NY):

Q: Is it correct that if you had concluded that the president committed the crime of obstruction, you couldn’t publicly state that in your report or here today?

Mueller: I would say you — the statement would be that you would not indict, and you would not indict because under the OLC opinion, a sitting president cannot be indicted. It would be unconstitutional.

Q: So you could not state that because of the OLC opinion if that had been your conclusion?

Mueller: The OLC opinion with some guide, yes.

Q: Under the department of justice policy, the president could be prosecuted for obstruction of justice crimes after he leaves office, correct?

Mueller: True.


Mueller confirmed two important facts. The special counsel didn’t indict Trump because he couldn’t, and Trump could still be indicted after he leaves office. Mueller’s testimony is a great public service as it is clearing up the lies and misconceptions that have been spread by Trump and his Attorney General William Barr. This is a historic day as the president’s potential crimes are being laid out for an entire nation to see.

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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason spent four years as a political columnist and the politics editor at, where he covered such issues as the Iraq War, warrantless wiretapping, and the daily workings of the American legislative process. Jason has also written for the Blogger News Network and saw his 2008 presidential election coverage quoted in over 300 newspapers worldwide. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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