An indictment, however, has grown increasingly unlikely. The office of the special counsel has told the president’s lawyers that it plans to abide by the Justice Department’s view that sitting presidents cannot be indicted no matter what the evidence shows.
If Mr. Mueller finds wrongdoing, he has a variety of options short of indictment, including writing a lengthy report. Congress could then use the findings and begin impeachment proceedings if it sees fit.
Separately, Mr. Trump could be indicted after he leaves office.
How would impeachment work?
The Constitution says that a president can be removed for “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” which members of Congress can essentially define themselves.
The process would begin with House Judiciary Committee hearings, followed by a panel vote to move articles of impeachment to the House floor. How this would be handled would almost certainly depend on whether Democrats or Republicans control Congress in January, after November’s midterm elections.
Sharon LaFraniere contributed reporting.
Keep your fingers crossed MCD, DEPENDING ON THE NEXT ELECTION. Impeaching Trump is highly unlikely unless the DUMBOCRASTS pull off a major fake election....voting two or three times each. Stranger things have happened.
Most real republicans stiil hold Trump as a better election choice than loud mouth Hillary. But hey,,, Burney Sanders still thinks he has a shot...hahaha...NEVER FORGET PENCE HAS PROMICE.
THE DON SENIOR MAY JUST GET HIS SECOND TERM. AND OH YES,,,WE'LL SEE MCD ON A ROLL FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS...OH GOODY...NOT.
GET A LIFE AND TUNE OUT...A TRUE JOURNALIST YOUR NOT!!!