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Buttigieg on Harris' appeal to sue Trump: the DOJ "should have nothing to do with politics"

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Speak to CNN Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperDemocrats, Trump's Needle and Watergate Witness Democrats, Trump's Needle and Watergate's Witness, Reid Supports Trump's Investigation into TrumpButtigieg was asked if he agreed with Harris, who said the DOJ should sue the president for obstructing justice in the special council's investigation after Trump's departure from the court. White House.

"My Department of Justice will be empowered to draw its own conclusions," Buttigieg replied in a televised interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "Two things are true and clear: first, no one is above the law, and second, the prosecution process should have nothing to do with politics."

"The less it has to do with the president, the better," he continued, adding, "I think the rule of law will catch up with this president, [but] it is not necessary for the Oval Office to put its thumb on the scale. "

Buttigieg made the comments a few days after Harris told reporters this week that "there must be a responsibility" for Trump's alleged obstruction of justice following the president's resignation.

"I think they would not have a choice and that they should, yes," she told an NPR podcast. "There must be a responsibility."

"I mean, people could, you know, ask why I became a prosecutor.Well, I'll tell you one of the reasons – I think there should be a liability," said Harris, adding that "Everyone should be held responsible, and the president is not above the law."

Several Democrats urged the House to begin an impeachment proceeding after the release of the Special Advocate Report earlier this year, which had revealed numerous instances of alleged attempts by Trump to terminate the long investigation of his campaign and Russia.

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