Did you listen to Mueller’s talk this morning?
Mueller explained WHY he was authorized to investigate whether the president obstructed justice even though he could not charge the president with a crime.
If you missed it (or didn't understand) I'll help you out.
2/ Click on this recording, and skip to the 6 minute mark.
This is where Mueller explains that DOJ regulations specifically permit the investigation of a sitting president because it is important to preserve evidence . . .
3/ . . . while evidence is fresh and documents are available. Among other things, that evidence can be used if there are co-conspirators who could be charged now.
In addition . . .
4/ Mueller explains that the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.
Let me explain what that means, Brit.
5/ The DOJ can INVESTIGATE, but giving the DOJ the power to DECIDE whether to charge a president means that the president (who oversees the DOJ) can appoint the people who decide whether to charge him.
Under the Constitution, that power resides in Congress.
6/ This thread explains why Congress and not the DOJ should decide whether the president committed a crime:
Let me know if you have any other questions, Brit. I hope this was helpful.
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