July 27, 2017
Another Saturday Night Massacre?
Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice and Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
By ACS President Caroline Fredrickson
“The Events of recent weeks have eerily reminded me of those Watergate days,” stated William D. Ruckelshaus, who resigned as President Nixon’s Deputy Attorney General after refusing to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Ruckelshaus joins a growing chorus of Republican advice-givers concerned about Trump’s reported desire to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. His opinion piece in today’s New York Times (“A ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Veteran Offers Trump Some Advice) tracks a comparison of Nixon and Trump created by the ACS.