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Giuliani Announces to News Networks That Mueller Told Him a Sitting President Can't Be Indicted

The claim by the president's lawyer doesn't appear to have been corroborated by the special council's office.

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President Donald Trump's top attorney defending him in the Russia probe has just told news networks that Robert Mueller says a sitting president cannot be indicted. Rudy Giuliani told CNN and NBC News, among others, late Wednesday afternoon.

Justice Dept. policy, based on both Nixon and Clinton era memorandums, is that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Robert Mueller, who works for the DOJ, was likely expected to honor that convention.

But that does not mean he cannot issue a report recommending indictment, or that an Attorney General could not make the decision to try.

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And that does not mean that an indictment after Trump were to leave office couldn't happen either.

Also, Giuliani has in recent times had trouble discerning fact from fiction, so his claims could be made-up or mistaken.

 

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