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Prof. Eric M. Freedman Argues That a US President Can Be Prosecuted in Vox Story

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

The Suddenly Relevant Debate About Whether a President Can Be Prosecuted, Explained
By Dylan Matthews
Vox
May 17, 2017

Excerpt:

In Freedman’s view, the best way to prosecute Trump would be to revive the independent counsel statute passed after Watergate. …

I asked Freedman if an independent counsel would have the authority to bring charges against the president. “He plainly could,” he replied, noting that the independent counsel statute specifically said the counsel can only be removed for cause. “Under the then-statute, which was upheld as constitutional, such an indictment would not be a cause for firing him.”

Read the full article on the Vox website.

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