Listen: Justice Department, Clinton Justice Department And President discussed on Thom Hartmann
"A constitutional one. It is the Justice department during the Nixon administration. The lawyers in the Justice department of what's called the office of legal counsel there, the lawyers for the Justice department, not the prosecutors, but the ones who actually defend or or decide what the Justice department can and can't do those lawyers during the Nixon era. I believe it was nineteen seventy three of the impeachment was a year later. They said that a sitting president cannot be indicted for crime, even if it's clear that he committed a crime, and that's crazy in my opinion. It was revisited during the Clinton administration. And again, Bill Clinton was looking at impeachment, and the Clinton Justice department also said, you know, we agree with an next Justice department. The job of president is so important. And you know he's got the nuclear button. And and he's got. A million things that he's got to attend to, and he does it see, so busy that, you know, he can't deal with the hassle of being criminally indicted, so the, you know, the only remedy to, to stop a president or remove a president is impeachment, and I think that we need to either legislatively. Either pass a law that says that presidents can be indicted for actual crimes at least felony crimes while they're in office, or have the Justice department rethink what they're talking about make"