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Response to Maven (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 05:15 PM

10. Correct me if I'm wrong but

there are currently no codified laws preventing the president from being indicted, right?

It's my understanding that its a matter of a previous Justice Departmentís Office of Legal Counsel adopting a position that a sitting president cannot be indicted because of some sort of memo process which was reaffirmed in 2000. What is sacrosanct about a memo which describes a policy? What has kept any previous Justice Dept. (certainly not this Barr led one) from changing that policy as they see fit?

I agree that we need some sort of law to ensure that even a president can be indicted but I don't see why a normal Justice Dept. is hung up on what is essentially a policy.

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