Why, then, no more indictments (from Mueller)?
I've talked about how Mueller has been handing off evidence of crimes to other offices.
But what if Trump or Trump family is implicated?
Most legal authorities agree that a sitting president can be indicted.
But what happens after the indictment?
Remember that we have a presumption of innocence. Guilt is proven at trial.
First problem: The Constitution offers a procedure for what to do if a president is suspected of criminal activity . . .
To illustrate the second problem consider this hypothetical: The year is 2012 and West Virginia hates Obama and wants to remove him from office.
See the problem?
If Mueller found evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, turning the matter over to Congress is [probably] the correct thing to do.
If he found that Trump family members are implicated . . .
Suppose Jr. and Ivanka act as mere extensions of Trump. I just can't see them in a regular criminal court without a major media circus that ended up completely politicized.
Routine corruption in the Trump Org, on the other hand, goes to New York.