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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 AM

Harris: Justice Dept. 'Would Have No Choice' But To Prosecute Trump After Presidency

California Sen. Kamala Harris says that if she's elected president, her administration's Department of Justice would likely pursue criminal obstruction of justice charges against a former President Donald Trump.

"I believe that they would have no choice and that they should, yes," Harris told the NPR Politics Podcast, pointing to the 10 instances of possible obstruction that former special counsel Robert Mueller's report detailed without making a determination as to whether or not the episodes amounted to criminal conduct.

"There has to be accountability," Harris added. "I mean look, people might, you know, question why I became a prosecutor. Well, I'll tell you one of the reasons — I believe there should be accountability. Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law."

The former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general said she wasn't dissuaded by the prospect of a former American president facing trial and a potential prison sentence. "The facts and the evidence will take the process where it leads," she said.

"I do believe that we should believe Bob Mueller when he tells us essentially that the only reason an indictment was not returned is because of a memo in the Department of Justice that suggests you cannot indict a sitting president. But I've seen prosecution of cases on much less evidence."

Referencing the Supreme Court Building's façade, Harris said, "On one side etched in the marble are the words 'equal justice under law.' It doesn't say 'except for the president.' There you go."

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:56 AM

1. "I've seen prosecution of cases on much less evidence."

Definitely. And we need a prosecutor in the White House who will NOT let Trump, and his crime family, ride off into the sunset scott free!

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