Kamala Harris: If Elected, Her DOJ Would Have No Choice but to Charge Trump
Kamala Harris, more than any other Democratic hopeful, can be seen as a law and order candidate. Much of that is due to the fact that Harris served as a prosecutor for the State of California.
With that history in mind, she was asked by the NPR Politics Podcast. The California Senator explained that she feels that the Justice Department has enough evidence to charge Trump with Obstruction of Justice once he leaves office.
According to Harris:
“I believe that they would have no choice [than to charge Trump] and that they should, yes.There has to be accountability. 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 California Senator also discussed Robert Mueller and where the case stands. She told the hosts, “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.”
The President has already displayed a real dislike for Harris. Following her series of questioning at the William Barr hearing, Trump said of Harris (and also Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar), “You have three of them running against me, and they’re up there ranting and raving like lunatics, frankly. They don’t care about this. They’re just looking for political points.”