The Senate’s most senior Republican suggested on Thursday that President Donald Trump could face charges after he leaves office — even if special counsel Robert Mueller declines to indict him while he is president.
CNN’s Manu Raju asked Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) about the possibility of charges against Trump following the news that Mueller told Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani that he would follow the Justice Department policy against indicting a sitting president.
According to Raju, Hatch posited that Trump could “maybe” be indicted after he vacates the office.
“Maybe afterwards. My personal belief is there should not even be an attempt – whoever is president,” Hatch said.
Orrin Hatch, most senior Republican in Senate, said this to me about whether Trump can be indicted: “Maybe afterwards. My personal belief is there should not even be an attempt – whoever is president ….an indictment would just be an attempt to “mess things” up with a president
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 17, 2018