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Tags: justice department | presidential indictment | ken starr | impeachment

Ken Starr: Justice Dept. Can't Indict Trump on Russia

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe"/YouTube)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:45 PM EDT

Former independent counsel Ken Starr said Wednesday he believed President Donald Trump could be indicted, but "it cannot happen, as I see it, under Justice Department policy."

"I think a president can be indicted, but that is not the position of the Justice Department, traditionally going back to the Nixon-Ford era and continuing through President [Bill] Clinton's tenure," Starr told "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.

"The basic point is we do not have an authoritative resolution on the issue."

Starr, whose investigation of Clinton led to his impeachment by the House in 1998, said Russia special counsel Robert Mueller could not bring an indictment that could be enforced by the Justice Department.

"No one is above the law — and so in my judgment the president can, in fact, be indicted," he said. "But it cannot happen, as I see it, under Justice Department policy that's enforceable on Bob Mueller."

Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's personal attorneys, has long voiced a similar position.

"They can't indict," Giuliani told CNN in May. "At least, they acknowledged that to us after some battling.

"They acknowledged that to us."

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President Donald Trump could be indicted but "it cannot happen, as I see it, under Justice Department policy," according to former independent counsel Ken Starr on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday.
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