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

Published on May 3, 2018 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric M. Freedman Quoted on Special Counsel’s Constitutional Right to Subpoena the President in The Independent

Donald Trump Says He Has the Right to Fire Anyone — as Mueller Showdown Looms
The chances of the president voluntarily sitting down with Mr Mueller are diminishing
By Andrew Buncombe
The Independent (US Edition)
May 2, 2018

Eric M Freedman, professor of constitutional rights at New York’s Hofstra University, told The Independent Mr Mueller did have the constitutional right to subpoena the president, though he said historically such events had been largely been avoided.

The most recent cases, he said was the subpoena issued by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski against Richard Nixon in 1974, in order to obtain tape recordings and documents relating to the Watergate investigation. The White House refused, but the Supreme Court ruled in Mr Jaworski’s favour.

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