Pelosi: It May Be Possible to Indict a Sitting President

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If Donald Trump didn’t realize that things are about to change for him when Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as for her second time as speaker of the House Thursday, a fiery appearance on the “Today” show broadcast just hours before the ceremony made her intentions perfectly clear.

Speaking to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, the incoming speaker—who has warned that President Trump will face a “different world” as Democrats take over the majority in the House—used her appearance to talk impeachment, indictments, and not handing over a cent for Trump’s border wall.

It was Pelosi’s cryptic comments on indicting a sitting president which grabbed most attention. Department of Justice guidelines advise against it, saying: “Indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.”

But Pelosi disagrees. “I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not,” Pelosi said when asked about the guidance. “I think that that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” she said, when asked directly if it would be legally possible for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to indict the president while he was in office.

It may be that potential option that lay behind her coy comments on the possibility of taking forward impeachment proceedings against Trump. She said that Democrats have discussed whether to do so—but that she thinks it’s best to wait for Mueller’s conclusions before going ahead.

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  1. Every bribed member of whores in Congress working in behalf of the gangsters in Israel must be indicted and prosecuted and jailed for crimes against America. Bush, Cheney and the four star generals must be indicted and prosecuted for their traitorous crimes of aiding and abetting 9/11/01
    by gangsters in Israel.
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

  2. California is the future of America as they as a State have rejected the Republican Party and its dead end conservatism and have elected democratic super majority’s and California is investing in clean energy, investments in education and investments into infrastructure to move its economy forward. Illinois has done the same since the voters have rejected republican rule.

    tRumps purpose? To show the world the failure of policy run by conservative and religious moron’s and as California and Illinois goes so goes the future of America and you can rile against this but one must see how the world really is not how one wants it.

    Nine

    • Further, the current Republican party shall be defeated and not only defeated but its current members will not even be allowed to be a dog catcher.
      These are generational changes afoot since demographics is at play here with minorities and white millennial’s not voting for any republican candidates at all.

      Current Republicans are doomed…in time…

      Nine

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