Barr: ‘I See No Reason To Change’ DOJ Policy Not To Indict Sitting Presidents

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January 15, 2019 5:46 p.m.
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Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that he saw no reason to change the Justice Department’s current policy that sitting presidents can’t be indicted.

I actually haven’t read those opinions in a long time,” Barr said in response to a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), referring to opinions that established the practice from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. “But I see no reason to change them.”

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