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 ClintonFarrow: Clinton staff raised concerns over Weinstein reporting Perry says Trump directed him to discuss Ukraine with Giuliani: report The Memo: Once the front-runner, Biden now vulnerable MORE on Tuesday suggested that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' MORE would have been indicted for obstruction of justice as a result of special counsel's Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network 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 WarrenWarren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter knocks Zuckerberg for invoking her father while defending Facebook Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems advance drug pricing bill | Cases of vaping-related lung illnesses near 1,500 | Juul suspends sales of most e-cigarette flavors MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCampaign aide replaces Trump with Kamala Harris in viral 'meltdown' photo Warren raised more money from Big Tech employees than other 2020 Democrats: Report Poll: Biden, Warren support remains unchanged after Democratic debate 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 PelosiDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' Mattis responds to Trump criticism: 'I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals' MORE (D-Calif.) is "right to be cautious" about taking steps toward impeachment.