Quigley questioned Special Counsel Mueller about Trump and Wikileaks

Date: 
07/25/2019
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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley, 5th Illinois District of the U.S. House of Representatives, asked about the Department of Justice's (DOJ) policy preventing the indictment of a sitting President and the President’s praise for Wikileaks.

 “Today, the Special Counsel reminded the American people of what we already knew: In 2016, Russia attacked our election process, the Trump campaign knew about it, welcomed it, and failed to alert the FBI. 

"Very far from the President’s claim of ‘no obstruction, no collusion,’ the Special Counsel confirmed again today that he did not exonerate the President. In one of the few moments when the Special Counsel offered his opinion, he responded to my question about the President’s praise for Wikileaks by saying ‘problematic is an understatement.’ That should get the attention of every single American. 

“The Special Counsel also said today that a sitting President cannot be indicted under current policy and he was unable to answer if a President who is in office when the statute of limitations runs out can face prosecution. No one is above the law. But current Department of Justice policy effectively grants the President immunity. That policy needs to change. Until it does, Congress has one remedy and one remedy only—we must open an impeachment inquiry.”

Quigley is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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