The Presidential Investigation Education Project


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Impediments to Firing the Special Counsel - Possible Federal and State Crimes

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Special Counsel Investigative Authority - Ethics Issues - Project Resources 

The Project

The American Constitution Society (ACS) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are partnering to promote informed public evaluation of the investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and others into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters. The joint effort is called the ACS-CREW Presidential Investigation Education Project. It includes developing and disseminating legal analysis of key issues that emerge as the inquiries unfold. The project also connects the press and members of the public with ACS and CREW experts and other legal scholars who are writing on these matters.

Above are links to recent writing concerning the investigations by experts associated with our two organizations and others; select relevant documents; recent news developments; and other events. If you have questions about any of these materials or would like to consult with our experts on unfolding events, please contact Kristin Amerling, [email protected]. For press questions please contact Linda Paris, [email protected] or Jordan Libowitz, [email protected].

Watch our December 12 briefing: Obstruction of Justice Law: Preventing Interference in Investigations featuring Kimberly E. Atkins, Norm Eisen, Barbara McQuade, Jed Shugerman, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

In a joint report, The Smear Campaign Against Mueller: Debunking the Nunes Memo and the Other Attacks on the Russia Investigation, ACS and CREW examine the facts and law relating to major allegations regarding the conduct of the Russia investigation that collectively amount to one of the most sustained smear campaigns against honest government officials since Senator Joe McCarthy’s attacks of the 1950’s. Read a summary here.