Mueller: DOJ may investigate and may not prosecute POTUS, Democratic contenders seek...

Mueller: DOJ may investigate and may not prosecute POTUS, Democratic contenders seek impeachment, Pelosi puts on the brakes

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Congress' Semiannual Monetary Policy Report 2018, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a candidate for president, says she is in favor of impeachment proceedings. (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)

On the Hill with Doug Christian

(Audio: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller DOJ policy is not to indict a president)

Capitol Hill – That was Special Counsel Robert Mueller saying that Department of Justice policy is not to indict a sitting president and to leave proprietorial procedures to Congress – ie. Impeachment.

However, he said that in addition to investigating Russian interference, the special counsel’s office investigated possible obstruction of that investigation. Additionally, he said that the special counsel’s office was allowed to investigate the president for future records.

(Audio: Mueller DOJ policy is to investigate a future president)

Many presidential Democratic candidates called for Congress to act on Mueller’s statement, saying that impeachment is the appropriate remedy.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker issued statements immediately.

Rep. Seth Moulton tweeted:

Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Maxine Waters tweeted:

But Sen. Bernie Sanders struck a middle ground in his tweet:

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, “”You don’t bring an impeachment unless you have all the facts.”

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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