As the White House debates whether to allow President Trump to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, legal scholars are debating another issue: can you indict a president while he or she is still in office? The Office of Legal Counsel, of course, says you can’t. But is Mueller bound by that opinion, or will he disregard it? Former White House Counsel Bob Bauer writes at Lawfare that constitutional arguments against indicting a president are problematic. Click here to read his opinion.
Did President Trump commit obstruction of justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey over his probe into the possibility of collusion with Russians who interfered in the 2016 election? Based upon the evidence so far, one law professor says “all available evidence says he did.” Duke University Law Professor Samuel Buell looks at the evidence in this story at Slate.