If prosecutors were to “flip” Michael Cohen into a cooperating witness against the president, how would they go about doing it?
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Seeking a subpoena to force the president to testify would set up a constitutional showdown over the scope of judicial authority over a sitting president—a showdown that neither Mueller nor the courts should wish for.
In the midst of an apparent congressional effort to undermine the Mueller investigation, it’s a good time to review some legal, normative, and historical standards in an effort to measure how, once again, we may be boldly going where no one has gone before.
The special counsel would probably prevail in court—but it is not a sure thing.
The special counsel wants to interview the president. How will it play out?
Five principles to live by.
Over the last two weeks, lawmakers have introduced two separate bills that would require the special counsel and the Justice Department to provide reports to Congress if the special counsel is fired.
The FBI just completed a survey that shows how the last year’s events have affected the rank-and-file’s morale. We’re asking for the results.
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.