Should We Leave the Indictment of Ex-Presidents Alone?

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William Jefferson ClintonFormer President Bill Clinton was never indicted thanks in no small part to a carefully crafted if half-hearted apology. (Richard Nixon Foundation/Flickr/Molly)The Dynamics of HesitationDonald Trump announced a new run for the presidency on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The Justice Department is investigating his appropriation of government documents , some of them highly classified, that belong to the National Archives. Why wasn’t Clinton indicted? If he agreed to issue a formal admission of his crime before he ceased being president, he would be spared criminal indictment.
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