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Wed May 16, 2018, 07:17 PM

Giuliani: Mueller's team told Trump's lawyers they can't indict a president [View all]

Source: CNN

(CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed President Donald Trump's attorneys that they have concluded that they cannot indict a sitting president, according to the President's lawyer.

"All they get to do is write a report," Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN. "They can't indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us."

That conclusion is likely based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. It is not about any assessment of the evidence Mueller's team has compiled.

A lack of an indictment would not necessarily mean the President is in the clear. Mueller could issue a report making referrals or recommendations to the House of Representatives.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/politics/rudy-giuliani-robert-mueller-indictment/index.html?sr=twCNN051618rudy-giuliani-robert-mueller-indictment0531PMStory

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