August 23, 2018
Game Changer: Brett Kavanaugh, Presidential Power, and the Mueller Investigation
On August 23, ACS held a conference call on the new publication authored by Professor Neil Kinkopf and released by ACS and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), The Implications for the Mueller Investigation of Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh, which addresses:
(1) Can a President commit obstruction of justice with impunity?;
(2) Can a President defy a grand jury subpoena for testimony?;
(3) May the President terminate a Department of Justice investigation of the President himself?;
(4) May the President fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller;
(5) May the President pardon himself?
Following the conviction of President Trump’s former campaign manager and the guilty plea of his former lawyer that directly implicated Trump in criminal activity, several Senators appropriately called for a delay in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has expressed some concerning views of executive power.
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University