The Lawfare Podcast: Benjamin Wittes on Investigating the President

By Vanessa Sauter
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:30 PM

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government has been a focal point in political discourse since Mueller’s appointment in May. To contribute to that discussion, Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, interviewed Benjamin Wittes at the International Student House in Washington late last month. Strategies a special counsel might use when investigating, the different mechanisms for removing a president, and the misconceptions surrounding impeachment were all discussed, followed by audience questions on a range of topics.

The audio quality is poor because of feedback in the room's audio system. We thought that given the intense interest in the subject and the quality of the discussion, listeners might wish to suffer through the bad audio.