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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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.

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Why did the issue come up?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-16 07:55 PM | Reply

Oh, it's just Rudy saying this. I'll wait for some real person to make a statement.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-16 07:57 PM | Reply

Sarah Sanders doesn't count either.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-16 08:04 PM | Reply

Do you think this is a trap set by Mueller? Can State prosecutors indict a sitting president? If so, that is what Mueller would prefer anyway.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-16 08:08 PM | Reply

Does he think "Unindicted Co-Conspirator" is something American Presidents are expected to wear as a title of honor?

This is what they are giddy about?

Sheesh.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-16 09:41 PM | Reply

It's never been necessary to test whether a sitting President can be indicted for crimes while in office because they have been subject to impeachment instead.

Trump is such a career criminal that he might just be the first.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-16 09:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Robert Costa @costareports

Key exchanges tonight between Giuliani and @washingtonpost -- Mueller himself didn't seem to say anything, but a SC deputy called days later, per Giuliani

When Post asked Giuliani for name of SC person who gave verbal assurance of no charge, he replied,

"I'll check with Jay and let you know tomorrow. Jay got a call and they said we acknowledge that we are bound by Justice Department policy."

twitter.com

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#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-16 11:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh oh!
www.cnn.com

#8 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-16 11:41 PM | Reply

From link in #8:

"Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, says he thinks President Donald Trump could be indicted, despite Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani expressing otherwise.

"The President is not above the law, and an indictment -- if that's the course that Robert Mueller chooses to go -- I believe would be upheld by the courts," Blumenthal said on CNN's "The Situation Room."

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-16 11:45 PM | Reply

Can the president be indicted? Memo from Ken Starr's office says yes

www.abajournal.com

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-16 11:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The fact it's up for questioning clearly shows this has not been tested.

Let's hope it doesn't necessitate SCOTUS ruling. That will be devastatingly hazardous, even if it spelled Trump's departure as POTUS, IMO.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-17 12:30 AM | Reply

much ado about nothing.

www.youtube.com

was all this hooey just so Hillary could welcome the Don to the club? shouldn't have messed with the Foundation cash cow!

#12 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-05-17 01:36 AM | Reply

This is not news, those guidelines have been in place for years.

#13 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-05-17 08:03 AM | Reply

This is not news, those guidelines have been in place for years.

#13 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

But what is news is the depth Trump is in debt to Russian Billionaires and how being compromised and blackmailed by Putin is destroying American democracy -- which is Mueller's job to chronicle.

#14 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-17 08:54 AM | Reply

The important take away here is that most everyone has stopped denying that crimes were committed, that there was "no contact" between Russia and Trump Campaign, and that the whole investigation is a witch hunt.

A dude cant find a 'nothing burger' here at the retort anymore.

Everybody can smell the fat sizzling in the skillet. Mmmmm smells like Something Burgers every day, all the time.

#15 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-17 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What about a sealed indictment that could be opened once the president left office or was impeached? Could that happen? Can a president be an unindicted co-conspirator in the indictment, let's say, of someone on his campaign or transition team?

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 10:27 AM | Reply

The important take away here is that most everyone has stopped denying that crimes were committed

#15 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-17 09:38 AM | Repl

Yes.

Trump team seems to be saying "we can get away with it" rather than "he didn't do it".

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-17 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What about a sealed indictment that could be opened once the president left office or was impeached? Could that happen?

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018

Apparently one possibility is that Trump is indicted in office and then prosecuted the moment he leaves office.

This gets back to a point raised by others almost as soon as Trump became president: a powerful incentive is created never to leave office.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-17 10:37 AM | Reply

If I was going to be Prez you are damn skippy I would want ice breaker convos with the other heads of state and to start setting up my rapport.

so what. so FN what. This was a Hillary led witch hunt.

She is pissed off about losing, about the Don trash talking her on stuff she did do... lock her up Clinton Foundation exposure... etc. etc. not all of it legal.

Maybe the whole premise was just to be a rub and never to go anywhere and give the cnn -------- something to salivate on.

#CASECLOSED
#NOTHINGTOSEEHERE

#19 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-05-17 01:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Sarah Sanders doesn't count either.

#3 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-05-16 08:04 PM | FLAG:

www.google.com

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-17 01:24 PM | Reply

Mueller said weeks ago that Trump was no longer a target of his investigation. Now he just said Trump won't be indicted. Hillary's little fantasy trip is over, face it. I swear, I can't believe you guys. It's right there in black and white coming straight from Mueller. And how do you respond? By re-posting old conspiracy crap that Hillary paid for from a company that does nothing but slander people, and some stuff from people that where kicked out of the FBI when their e-mails showed they where actively plotting against the POTUS and also altered an official document so Hillary wouldn't be charged in e-mailgate! Jesus!

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-17 11:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Just one question: What crimes?

#22 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-05-17 11:45 PM | Reply

"Mueller has a lot of options besides indicting Trump. Here they are"

www.cnn.com

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-17 11:56 PM | Reply

Against Trump? None, apparently.

Against Trump, Jr.? Potentially conspiracy.

Against Gates? Conspiracy.

Against Flynn? You should know that already.

Against Manafort? You should know that already.

Against Russian bots? You should know that already.

Against the Russian lawyer in Trump Jr's office? Potentially conspiracy.

Oh, but you still don't think the investigation was justified and still insist it should be preempted? Just a guess.

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-17 11:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Against Trump? None, apparently." (YET)

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 01:58 PM | Reply

"so what. so FN what. This was a Hillary led witch hunt."

So what? You don't care if the Presidency was interfered with by Russia? You don't want to know?

1)Hillary had nothing to do with this investigation.

2)And they sure are catching a lot of Russian colluding witches.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 02:01 PM | Reply

Apparently one possibility is that Trump is indicted in office and then prosecuted the moment he leaves office.

Another is that Mueller issues his report showing massive coverups and corruption in the Oval Office.

Republicans try ignore it while Democrats use it to take back the House and the Senate.

Trump becomes lame duck until 2020.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 02:04 PM | Reply

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