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emocrats would like nothing better than to have Special Counsel Robert Mueller indict President Trump. A legal expert on constitutional law, Jack Goldsmith, says Mueller can’t indict the president.

Goldsmith is a professor of law at Harvard University, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a former assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration.

The Justice Department has twice determined — during the Nixon and Clinton administrations — that a president cannot be indicted or prosecuted while in office. It reached that conclusion based on the Constitution impeachment remedy and the special demands on the presidency, according to Goldsmith, writing in Time magazine.

“Mueller is bound by this and cannot indict Trump,” Goldsmith wrote.