INDICTING A SITTING PRESIDENT: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE POLICY*

This policy is amended to apply only to sitting presidents against whom no probable cause exists for crimes against the United States to influence the outcome of the election that resulted in his/her presidency. If the indictable offenses are central to the legitimacy of his/her election to the office of the president, the president is prohibited from using the shield of the elected office to avoid indictment

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