Clinton says Trump would 'have been indicted' if he weren't president

Clinton says Trump would 'have been indicted' if he weren't president
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE on Tuesday suggested that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE would have been indicted for obstruction of justice as a result of special counsel's Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's probe if he weren't in the White House. 

"I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted," Clinton said while speaking at the Time 100 Summit, citing the "the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president."

"The whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress," Clinton added. "And if you read that part of the report, it could not be clearer."

Clinton's comments mark the first time she's weighed in on Mueller's report on his investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference, which the Justice Department released last week. 

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Mueller did not uncover evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow. But the 400-plus-page report noted that Mueller could not “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regard to obstruction of justice.

It also added that Congress has authority to conduct its own probe into the obstruction of justice matter. 

"With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice," Mueller wrote. 

Multiple 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (Calif.), responded to the report's findings by calling for impeachment proceedings. 

When asked about impeaching Trump, Clinton said that it should "be something undertaken in a really serious, diligent way, based on evidence." But she added that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies 'tantrum' in meeting with Pelosi: 'It is all such a lie!' MORE (D-Calif.) is "right to be cautious" about taking steps toward impeachment.