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Sure, Trump Can’t Be Indicted. That Doesn’t Make Him Invincible.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 4 2018 10:03 PM

Shots Fired, but Not Really

Yes, an “unindictable” president could commit whatever crimes he wants. But let’s not get carried away.

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President Donald Trump outside the White House on the South Lawn on May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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In the Spiel, yes, “unindictable” would mean the president could commit any crime he wants, even the colorful ones. But let’s not get carried away.

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