Nancy Pelosi Won’t Rule out the Indictment of President Trump
This morning, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat down for an interview with Savannah Guthrie of the TODAY Show.
As Pelosi and Democrats are set to take control of the House of Representatives today, President Trump remains a target or subject of multiple investigations on multiple fronts. The biggest of these investigations, of course, is the Mueller probe into Russian election interference and possible collusion on behalf of the Trump campaign.
One of the questions asked of Pelosi was whether or not she believed that a sitting president could be indicted. This has been a fiercely debated topic over the past year and a half or so, with people from both sides of the aisle giving countering views on whether or not Mueller and other investigators should honor the longstanding Department of Justice guidelines against indicting a sitting president.
Guthrie specifically asked Pelosi, “Do you believe the special counsel should honor and observe the DOJ guidance that states a sitting president cannot be indicted?”
Pelosi answered, “I do not think that that is conclusive. No I do not… Let’s just see what Mueller does. Let’s spend our time getting results for the American people.”
Pelosi acknowledged that DOJ guidelines are not the law, and she assured the American people that a President can definitely be indicted after he leaves office.
When Guthrie pressed Pelosi further on the subject of if a “sitting president” can be indicted, Pelosi said, “I think that is an open discussion.”
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 3, 2019