Robert Mueller Says That Trump Could Be Prosecuted Once He Leaves Office In House Testimony
Robert Mueller told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning that it is possible for President Donald Trump to be indicted and convicted of crimes once he leaves office since Department of Justice policy barring the prosecution of a sitting President would not apply.
During an exchange between Jerry Nadler, House Judiciary Chairman, and Mueller, Nadler asked if “the President committed the crime of obstruction, you could not publicly state that in your report or here today?”
Mueller responded by citing the law that it is “unconstitutional” for a sitting president to be indicted.
Nadler then countered by asking if Department of Justice policy would prevent a former U.S. President from being prosecuted for obstruction of justice, which Mueller agreed would be allowed.
Mueller did not say Trump should be prosecuted, however.