Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted (PBS Newshour)

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    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives to attend a press conference in Tegucigalpa, on August 10, 2019. - On Friday US President Donald Trump included Honduras in a list of 22 nations used by drug traffickers as transit countries. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted – By Lisa Mascaro (Associated Press) / Sept 20 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it’s time to change the law to ensure a sitting president can be indicted for wrongdoing.

    Pelosi told NPR in an interview Friday that Congress will have to pass laws “that will have clarity for future presidents.”

    The California Democrat said she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment of President Donald Trump.

    But her remarks offer new insight into what’s to come in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump.

    The Mueller report said it did not indict Trump in part because of Justice Department guidelines against prosecuting a president while in office.

    Pelosi said that guidance is “something cooked up by the president’s lawyers.”

    She said a president should be indicted if they commit wrongdoing.

    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives to attend a press conference in Tegucigalpa, on August 10, 2019. – On Friday US President Donald Trump included Honduras in a list of 22 nations used by drug traffickers as transit countries. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

     

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