Did President Obama break the law? Revelation of 'sealed Benghazi indictment' was against federal law - for anyone other than the President
President Obama confirmed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi terror attack yesterday
Legal experts questioned whether the president could be held in contempt of court for his revelation
As president, Mr Obama has immunity from non-disclosure and confidentiality laws
No persons were named by the president as suspects
By Alex Greig
PUBLISHED: 12:12 EST, 10 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:12 EST, 10 August 2013
During a press conference yesterday, President Obama revealed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, leaving some experts questioning whether the president broke the law.
Federal law states that 'no person may disclose [a sealed] indictment's existence,' and that doing so may be 'punished as a contempt of court,' a charge that carries a minimum sentence of six months prison.
The announcement came as a surprise to some insiders, as the existence of a sealed indictment has not been publicly confirmed or denied by law enforcement or government officials.
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