Harris: I’d Pursue Charges Against Trump If Elected

The Associated Press reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Wednesday that if she wins the White House, her Justice Department “would have no choice” but to pursue an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump after he leaves office. The California senator and some other Democrats in the 2020 race are pushing their party to initiate the impeachment process after special counsel Robert Mueller ’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller has said he was unable to exonerate Trump of obstruction but couldn’t pursue potential charges because of a Justice Department policy that bars the indictment of a sitting president — a policy Harris has said she would ask her Justice Department to re-examine. “Everyone should be held accountable,” Harris told NPR in an interview broadcast Wednesday. “And the president is not above the law.”