A sitting president’s amenability to indictment and criminal prosecution: No caselaw for answering question but there are government memos that analyze the issue

You can read the following four memos and one brief that address a sitting president’s amenability to indictment and criminal prosecution here:

  • September 1973 OLC memo (Nixon admin)
  • October 1973 OSG memo (Nixon admin/Bork)
  • February 1974 Watergate Special Prosecutor memo
  • July 1974 Watergate Special Prosecutor SCt brief
  • May 1998 OIC memo (Whitewater/Lewinsky investigation)
  • October 2000 OLC memo (Clinton admin)

And for an analysis of them, see The Only Way to Find Out If the President Can Be Indicted, The Atlantic, May 23, 2018. — Joe

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