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April 23, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained enough evidence against President Trump that he would have been indicted were he out of office, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

Clinton spoke at the TIME 100 Summit and said that there was "enough there" in the Mueller report that "any other person" would have "certainly" been indicted, and the only reason Trump wasn't is because the Justice Department says a sitting president can't be.

Mueller in his report said his investigation did not establish that Trump's campaign illegally coordinated with Russia. He also didn't make a determination about whether Trump obstructed justice, although he included some examples of potential obstruction.

But it "could not be clearer" from the report that Mueller and his team of investigators believe Trump obstructed justice, Clinton argued.

"As I read it, basically what I thought it was saying is, 'Look, we think he obstructed justice. Here are 11 examples of why we think he obstructed justice. But we're under the control of the Justice Department, and their rule is you can't indict,'" Clinton said.

Clinton went on to say that Mueller was recommending Congress look at this and determine whether this was an impeachable offense. When it comes to impeachment, she made clear that she agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that it shouldn't be done for "partisan political purposes" but said the House "may well start" an impeachment inquiry, predicting that the report is just "the beginning." Brendan Morrow

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