Pelosi backs changing the law to allow a sitting president to be indicted

Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed changing federal law to specify that a sitting president can be indicted, even as she indicated she was no closer to moving to impeach President Donald Trump. In an interview with NPR published Friday, Pelosi argued that despite a Justice Department legal opinion asserting the contrary, “there is nothing any place that says the president should not be indicted.” That longstanding opinion from DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel took center stage in the political universe beginning this spring, when former special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing the findings of his investigation into Russian election interference and whether Trump obstructed justice in the probe. Mueller specifically cited the OLC opinion in his report, saying he would not have brought an indictment against the president regardless of what his probe uncovered and never intended to determine whether Trump committed a crime. Mueller’s ambiguity touched off a

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