By Steve Neavling
President Trump has dodged potential charges in at least two cases because of the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president can’t be indicted.
But what happens after Trump leaves office is an open question.
On Sunday, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on “Face the Nation” that he believes the 2016 hush-money case to silence two women “will be reopened when he leaves office provided that the statute of imitations has not run, and the Justice Department will have to weigh whether to indict a former president.”
The case involves payments made to women who said they had affairs with Trump.
“From my point of view, if the evidence supports that, he should be indicted,” Schiff said. “And it’s certainly the view of the Justice Department, that’s reflected in that indictment, that Donald Trump was the one who coordinated and directed that illegal scheme.”
Adam Schiff says Trump is “essentially an unindicted co-conspirator” in the Cohen case and that SDNY may have to reopen its investigation into campaign finance violations after Trump leaves office, and DOJ “will have to weigh whether to indict the former president.”
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— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 21, 2019