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Here’s the best reason for Mueller to indict Trump even if the DOJ shoots it down: Ex-FBI agent

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The general consensus among legal experts is that a sitting president cannot be indicted for crimes.

However, former FBI agent Asha Rangappa thinks there’s a very good reason that special counsel Robert Mueller should pursue an indictment against President Donald Trump anyway.

Writing in the Washington Post, Rangappa says that an indictment of the president would have the beneficial side effect of letting the public see the evidence that Mueller has accrued against him.

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“If… Mueller believes that he has gathered enough evidence that would warrant charging Trump with one or more crimes, he can provide that evidence in his final report to the attorney general, along with a recommendation that the president be indicted,” she writes. “The attorney general could approve that recommendation, in which case such an indictment would become public (with its constitutionality litigated in court).”

Even if the DOJ rejects the special counsel’s recommendation to indict, she says that rejection would in and of itself “automatically trigger the reporting requirement to Congress” and thus “might be the only way to guarantee a report goes to Capitol Hill.”

Rangappa acknowledges that Mueller may not recommend an indictment against the president because he’s a “by-the-book” prosecutor who knows DOJ guidelines recommend against such actions. However, she thinks Mueller could use the indictment as a way to jump start the political debate about whether the president should be removed.

“By recommending an indictment that will be overruled, Mueller could likewise automatically pass the baton to Congress and allow the political process to pick up when the criminal process can go no further,” she concludes.

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Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’

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President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.

"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.

"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.

"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."

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Trump ‘has done nothing wrong’: Lindsey Graham does not think ethnic cleansing is an impeachable offense

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed President Donald Trump for allowing Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in Syria, but then defended the president against impeachment during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Graham told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro that he worried that 15,000 ISIS fighters could escape, allowing the terrorist caliphate to reconstitute.

The South Carolina Republican declared that America "will not tolerate" ethnic cleansing.

But then he was asked about impeachment.

"Impeachment is a bunch of bull," Graham declared. "It is BS."

"The president has done nothing wrong," Graham argued.

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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