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 ClintonBiden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Shontel Brown gaining ground against Nina Turner in Ohio: poll Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand MORE on Tuesday suggested that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE would have been indicted for obstruction of justice as a result of special counsel's Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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. 


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 WarrenKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picks Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law 'CON laws' limit the health care competition Biden aims to deliver JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians 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 PelosiSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe House Democrats grow frustrated as they feel ignored by Senate Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' MORE (D-Calif.) is "right to be cautious" about taking steps toward impeachment.