Prosecution among Friends
Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
Title Page, Copyright
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Moments after taking the presidential oath of office on August 9, 1974, the thirty-eighth president of the United States offered the above words of . . .
Chapter 1 “Where There Is Smoke”: Investigating and Prosecuting Executive Branch Officials
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When the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee convened on January 15, 2009, to consider President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of . . .
Chapter 2. Legal Regimes, Attorneys General, and Executive Accountability
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The position of US attorney general, like that of many other chief law enforcement officers holding parallel positions in state governments, presents a . . .
Chapter 3. When All Bets Are Off: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Their Family Members on Trial
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The 1870 statute that formally established the Department of Justice granted the new agency “control over all criminal prosecutions” in which the United States . . .
Chapter 4. A Bit Too Familiar: When the Justice Department Investigates the Justice Department
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Perhaps the most obvious conflict of interest that arises in the investigation and prosecution of executive branch corruption occurs when the hunter . . .
Chapter 5. More Political Considerations: Departing Officials, Looming Elections, and the Influence of Partisan Opposition
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An attorney general who is considering whether or not to appoint a special counsel or independent prosecutor is swimming in dangerous waters. The issues . . .
Chapter 6. What’s a Little Prosecution among Friends? A Framework for Political Analysis
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On April 7, 1995, Independent Counsel Joseph DiGenova filed his final report in the case of Elizabeth Tamposi and the passport search scandal. DiGenova . . .
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Page Count: 224
Illustrations: 3 charts. 4 tables. Bib. Index.
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership
Series Editor Byline: Pfiffner, James P.