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How Does The Law Apply To The President?

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with then-president-elect Donald Trump in 2016.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with then-president-elect Donald Trump in 2016.

This weekend, news broke that President Donald Trump’s attorneys sent a memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller arguing “that the president cannot illegally obstruct any aspect of the investigation into Russia’s election meddling because the Constitution empowers him to, ‘if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon,'” the New York Times reports.

The memo calls to mind an argument from another president:

Where does the president fall in the hierarchy of the law? That’s a constitutional question that the new memo raises.

GUESTS

Victoria Nourse, Professor of law, Georgetown University

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