Members of the House Judiciary Committee introduced new legislation this week that would “hold president’s accountable” should they commit “crimes” while in office; doubling-down on their baseless claims President Trump “obstructed justice” during the Russia probe.
“House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday introduced a bill that would ensure presidents can be held accountable for alleged criminal conduct — a direct swipe at the White House amid the heated battle over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report,” reports Fox News.
“No person can be permitted to evade accountability for their actions just because they happen to be president,” Nadler said in a statement on Friday. “I have concerns with the Justice Department interpretation that a sitting president cannot be indicted, but if that is the policy, a president who commits a crime before or during their term in office, could exploit this loophole and avoid prosecution just because the statute of limitations has run out. This is unacceptable. The presidency is not a get-out-of-jail-free card.”
Nadler’s comments come days after the special counsel released his final report on Russian election interference; confirming the Trump campaign did not “collude” with foreign officials during the 2016 election.
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