Defending the Presidency
November 10, 2006 - December 13, 1901
Though often referred to as the "president's lawyer," the White House Counsel also bears responsibility for defending the institutional and constitutional prerogatives of the presidency. This panel explored the role of the White House Counsel in defending the presidency, and the challenges that come with such a responsibility. Among the issues covered were executive privilege, congressional investigations, impeachment, independent counsel, and dealing with an opposition Congress.