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What Did He Mean?

US Representative Jerry Nadler arrives for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testimony before Congress Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 24, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SA... US Representative Jerry Nadler arrives for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testimony before Congress Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 24, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 24, 2019 12:47 p.m.

We’re now in a deep, rambling discussion about what Robert Mueller meant in this exchange with Rep. Ted Lieu.

The words themselves couldn’t be more clear. “The reason … again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of [the] OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting President, correct?” “That is correct.”

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