The Supreme Court’s recent Lucia opinion may have unsettled the line in Morrison v. Olson distinguishing between an “officer of the United States” and an “Employee of the United States.”
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Why one conclusion in George Conway’s recent Lawfare article appears hasty.
There is no serious argument that Robert Mueller’s appointment violates the Constitution.
Morrison v. Olson does not provide a basis for arguing President Trump could be subjected to criminal liability for obstruction of justice.
The Constitution does not give the President the exclusive power to control all federal law-enforcement investigations—and to shut any of them down for any reason the President sees fit.