Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion
Robert S. Mueller
'while the OLC [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion concludes that a sitting President may not be prosecuted, it recognizes that a criminal investigation during the President's term is permissible, [however] it would be very difficult to preserve [an indictment's] secrecy, and if [it] became public, "[t]he stigma and opprobrium" could imperil the President's ability to govern....[Also] a prosecutor's judgment that crimes were committed, but that no charges will be brought, affords no...adversarial opportunity for public name-clearing before an impartial adjudicator. [So] we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment, we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President' s conduct." - Robert S. Mueller, The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion (2019APR22)
With rank comes privilege. The President is above commiting crime.