Talking Points Memo
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had acknowledged that his probe will not lead directly to Trump’s indictment, but rather with a report to Congress on Trump’s potential crimes.
“All they get to do is write a report,” Giuliani told CNN. “They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.”
That matched comments, noted by CNN, from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this month.
“The Department of Justice has in the past, when the issue arose, has opined that a sitting President cannot be indicted,” Rosenstein said, noting he was speaking generally. “There’s been a lot of speculation in the media about this, I just don’t have anything more to say about it.”