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January 3, 2019

Just hours ahead of her expected election as House speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is signaling that an indictment of President Trump could be possible.

Pelosi told Today in an interview broadcast Thursday that it's not "conclusive" that a sitting president can't be indicted, saying the Department of Justice guidance against indicting the commander-in-chief while he's in office is "not the law." She went on to say that it's clear that a president can be indicted after he has left office, but when it comes to a sitting president, it's an "open discussion."

Asked the million-dollar question about impeachment, Pelosi also expressed openness to the idea, although she said it all depends on what Special Counsel Robert Mueller turns up. "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason," she said. Watch Pelosi's comments below. Brendan Morrow

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