He may call it a ‘witch hunt,’ but in fact the Russia probe could have gone much worse for the president. Here are three ways Mueller could have gotten much tougher on Trump.
Larry Robbins is an appellate and trial litigator, a former federal prosecutor, and a founding partner in the DC law firm Robbins Russell.
The idea that a sitting president is beyond prosecution goes back to the Nixon administration, and an opinion focused on whether a sitting vice president could be indicted.
Unlike Trump, Nixon, by all accounts, actually was innocent of the activities at the heart of the underlying investigation in Watergate.
In the name of the president’s supposedly “sincere belief,” all manner of plainly obstructive conduct was exonerated by his attorney general.