What is the proper balance between Congressional oversight and Executive privilege? As it becomes clear that Congress is not satisfied with the Mueller Report on its face, and it will seek to conduct follow-up inquiries on its own, it has requested an unredacted copy of the Mueller Report, and its supporting documentation, and several witnesses who were interviewed during the investigation, including the former White House Counsel.

Historically, Congress and the Executive have resolved their differences on disclosure requirements and moved forward, without significant resort to the Judiciary. What will and should be the role of the courts in any upcoming litigation? Could a final court ruling enhance rather than limit the power of the Executive? These and other questions will be discussed by our experts.

Prof. John C. Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
John G. Malcolm, Vice President, Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

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  1. colleenb Member

    Enjoyed the discussion.

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    • May 21, 2019, at 12:21 PM PDT
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  2. milkchaser Member

    Assuming the request for Trump’s private papers is facially appropriate, is it reasonable to ensure that the material is kept private by restricting access to it (e.g. prevent it from being leaked to the NY Times and published on the front page)? That may not be feasible, but would it be reasonable for any private citizen to request such care be taken with his private papers?

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    • May 23, 2019, at 9:30 AM PDT
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