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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:55 PM

Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments

Source: The Hill

Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments

BY MIKE LILLIS - 06/15/19 12:11 PM EDT

House Democrats are weighing legislation to scrap the executive guideline that bars the Justice Department from indicting a sitting president.

The informal rule is decades old but has come under heavy new scrutiny since Robert Mueller cited it explicitly as the reason he declined to recommend — or even consider — bringing obstruction charges against President Trump during the course of his 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

In response to the special counsel’s report, Democrats are piecing together a package of legislation focused largely on shielding elections from foreign influence, including proposals to bar candidates from accepting foreign help of any kind, while making it mandatory that campaigns alert the FBI when such offers are extended.

But some lawmakers want to press further, eying legislation to nullify the Department of Justice's (DOJ) long-standing determination that presidents cannot be charged with federal crimes while they remain in office.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/448654-dems-eye-repeal-of-justice-rule-barring-presidential-indictments



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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:56 PM

1. Kick

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. Once we get rid of that fuck head

there will be loads of new laws and regs that cover the President.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:25 PM

3. It isn't even a rule.

It's just an opinion in a memo from October 2000.

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