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Trump Once Said President Under Investigation Would Be 'Constitutional Crisis'

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Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 03:41 PM

Before he was elected president, Donald Trump said a commander in chief under investigation would amount to a "constitutional crisis," MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Blog reported.

Trump first broached the subject in June 2016 when President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate who was being probed for use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, according to the blog.

In a tweet, Trump said, "Never before has a president endorsed someone under investigation" by the Justice Department.

Then a week before he won the White House, Politico reported on Trump's statement Clinton's election would bring "an unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis" because of the probe.

And a few days later, he said Clinton could not serve as president if elected because the investigation into her email server protocols would make it impossible.

Trump now finds himself in a similar position, being investigated by a special counsel hired by the Justice Department. Former FBI chief Robert Mueller is looking into Russia's tampering in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump's staff was involved.

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