In examining whether the federal obstruction of justice statute applies to the president, Robert Mueller analogizes bribery and obstruction. But this is not supported by Office of Legal Counsel precedent.
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President Trump currently has the authority to withdraw the United States from NATO in a manner not subject to judicial review. Congress could change that.
Hard cases make bad law, and Americans should be very wary of contorting constitutional rules to ensnare a uniquely corrupt official.
The President Is Still Subject to Generally Applicable Criminal Laws: A Response to Barr and Goldsmith
We continue to believe that Barr’s stance is both radical and wrong.
The views described in William Barr’s memo, far from crazy, have significant support in Supreme Court case law and executive branch precedent—and the real significance of the Barr memo may be its possible use in support of the impeachment of President Trump.
A response to Andrew McCarthy.
A response to Philip Bobbitt’s counterargument.
Is Whitaker’s appointment constitutional? Does the president have authority in this case to make an appointment under the FVRA? Does Whitaker have any recusal obligations related to the special counsel’s investigation?
Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation
The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.