Dem Sen Blumenthal: I Have ‘High Degree of Doubt’ that Mueller Would Announce He Won’t Indict POTUS

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s announcement that Special Counsel Robert Mueller notified Trump’s legal team that the president won’t be indicted by expressing “a high degree of doubt” that the special counsel would announce their view on the subject.

Blumenthal said, “I, first of all, have a high degree of doubt that the special counsel is going to announce his view on this very consequential and complicated legal issue.”

He added, “I’m dubious. I want to know what the basis is for that statement by Rudy Giuliani, and whether it was just an offhand view by one of the attorneys with the special counsel, or whether it was a pronouncement by the special counsel himself.

Blumenthal further stated that while there is a “good argument” for the belief that the president can’t be indicted while in office, “I believe that the president is not above the law. No one is in this country. And just because he’s president doesn’t mean he can’t be indicted. Maybe the trial should be postponed because he has foreign policy to conduct. He has weighty matters of the nation to do.”

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