The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast, Bonus Edition: Jack Goldsmith on the Norm-Defying Presidency

By Vanessa Sauter
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 4:58 PM

President Trump's conduct in office draws a sharp contrast between laws that formally restrict the presidency and the institutional norms that presidents have historically followed. For the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic, Jack Goldsmith addressed that distinction in his article Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency? To help answer that question, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Goldsmith last week on his latest article, discussing President Trump's errant behavior in office and its impact on future presidencies, the difference between violations of norms and violations of law, and the changing landscape of journalism under the Trump presidency.