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  • Originally published 12/12/2017

    Trump, Mueller And The Ancient History Of Grants Of Immunity

    As questions swirl over whether a sitting President can be indicted for a federal crime, the ancient and medieval history of providing political immunity to leaders, ambassadors, clerics and witnesses reveals a troubling past.

  • Originally published 07/28/2017

    A ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Veteran Offers Trump Some Advice

    William D. Ruckelshaus

    Mr. President, don’t worry whether you have the power to pardon yourself. But do consider the wisdom of firing the man charged by your own deputy attorney general with investigating Russian intervention into your election.

  • Originally published 07/23/2017

    Why Trump and Mueller aren't Clinton and Starr

    Julian Zelizer

    This comparison misses something pretty fundamental. Starr was working under the independent counsel law that Congress passed in 1978. So Clinton couldn't fire him.