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Whether a sitting president can be indicted should be reexamined: former federal prosecutor

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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has reached a point that he thinks the policy of not indicting a sitting president should be readjusted for modern times.

In a PoliticsNation panel discussion, focused on Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) suggestion that he would be requesting documents from at least 60 people connected to President Donald Trump as part of broadening the investigation into possible crimes committed while running for office or while president.

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“He has got legal exposure on so many fronts,” said Kirschner. “Whether it is his fake charitable organization, his continuing criminal enterprise of the Trump Organization, whether it is an inauguration run amok, it looks like, taking illegal, foreign donations and doling out or promising goodness knows what to those people who donated. And it’s his presidency.”

He noted that prosecutors put together all of the pieces to help create a picture of illegality.

“But once that puzzle is assembled, it shows a pretty compelling picture of a president and an organization and an administration that has just sort of run roughshod over the rule of law,” Kirschner explained. “And if we had more time, we could actually sort of assemble that puzzle and go through all of the different facts and circumstances that make it clear that this president has no respect for the rule of law, and I think justice is coming, and I think Bob Mueller, when he issues his report, when he returns what I am certain will be a large conspiracy indictment based on what he finds with respect to campaign and Russian collusion, I think everything will come home to roost.”

Watch his comments below:

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