There is a curious tension, if not an inconsistency, between the former FBI director's stress on the imperative of individual ethical decision-making and his endorsement of the IG process.
Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama, and returned to private practice as a partner at Perkins Coie in June 2011. In 2013, the President named Bob to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He is a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, as well as the Co-Director of the university's Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.
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The Rule of Law in the Demagogic Presidency, Part II: Giuliani’s Hypothetical of a Murder in the Oval Office
In posing a hypothetical that a president could not be indicted for committing murder, Giuliani appears not to have considered the serious questions that raises about his positions on the president’s immunity from liability for obstruction of justice and abuse of the pardon power.
The kind of presidency that Hamilton and others feared has arrived.
Putting the Responsibility for “Crossing the Line” Where It Belongs: The President and his White House Staff
A reflection on the outcome of the president’s Monday meeting with Rod Rosenstein, Christopher Wray, and Dan Coats.
Rudy Giuliani’s explanations of the Stormy Daniels payment still raise more questions than they answer—and may point to other serious issues beyond campaign finance.
Rudy Giuliani’s dubious explanation of President Trump’s reimbursements to Michael Cohen may mask concerns more serious in the long run than an illegal contribution to the Trump campaign.
Comey has a distinctive view of how the genuinely ethical leader may have to protect institutions by breaking with the norms and procedures that usually sustain them. But this view fails to address the question of process.