Democratic 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called the Mueller report a "roadmap" to impeachment and said the probe was just the "beginning" and there is plenty more to do. In an interview with TIME Magazine on Tuesday, the former Secretary of State said anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction.
"If at that point they believe that high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed, then I think it is the obligation of the Congress to put forward articles of impeachment," Clinton said of further Congressional investigation.
Clinton said, "You don't put impeachment on the table as the only item on the table and say you're going to get there no matter what."
TIME MAGAZINE: You're a lawyer. Did Donald Trump obstruct justice as you read the incidences as Mueller lays it out?
FMR. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON: I think there is enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted, but because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can't indict a sitting President, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress. If you read that part of the report it could not be clearer -- as I read it, basically what I thought it was saying was, 'Look, we think he obstructed justice here. Here are 11 examples of why we think he obstructed justice, but we're under the control of the Justice Department and their rule is you can't indict. But we do have checks and balances here in America and there is this thing called the Congress. You could not be more explicit than, please, look at this. You may look at it and conclude it doesn't rise to an impeachable offense, that's your job, but I'm giving this to you...
What you’re saying is we were attacked, we have significant evidence that this administration did everything it could to undermine and interfere with the investigation into that act. And we are going to walk away and pretend it didn’t happen? Well, at that point, then you might as well just say all bets are off, there is no accountability for anyone in the most significant job in the world. I don’t think that’s the right place to end up.
This is about what is going on today and the threats to our next election, to our defense as a nation... I’m really of the mind that the Mueller report is part of the beginning. It’s not the end. … There’s still so much more that we should know and that we should act upon.