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Can a US President Be Charged With a Crime? It’s Complicated

It’s an old constitutional question for which there is no clear answer: can a sitting U.S. president be charged with a crime?

The question has become newly relevant as a special counsel investigates possible links between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russians who attempted to interfere with the 2016 election.

There’s no evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller will attempt to indict any of Trump’s associates, let alone Trump himself. But Mueller does have authority to prosecute any federal crimes related to the investigation. At least theoretically, that could include the president.

Mueller is reported to be looking …read more

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