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Robert Mueller Speaks

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Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, said on Wednesday that it is unconstitutional to charge a president with a federal crime while he is in office. In the picture, Mueller in 2008.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Special counsel Robert Mueller announced this morning that he’s resigning from the Justice Department. Mueller’s public comments were his first since he took over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election two years ago. In his comments, Mueller emphasized that he that he was bound by Justice Department policy that prohibits an indictment of the sitting president, but he made clear that he was not able to say with confidence that the president did not commit a crime. We’ll discuss Mueller’s statement and how it matches up with Attorney General William Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s report last month.


Marc Fisher, senior editor, Washington Post

Rory Little, professor of constitutional law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Jessica Levinson, professor of law, Loyola Law School