About this episode

Neil Eggleston

When controversy erupts around the highest levels of the US government, behind the scenes are the government lawyers defending the presidency itself. The Office of the White House Counsel is charged with giving the president legal advice and also ensuring that the White House is broadly following the law. These lawyers must balance the interests of the current president while also protecting the power and privileges of those who will hold the office in the future. But whose interest does the White House counsel ultimately represent? Is it the president, his office, or the American people? Our guest in this episode is NEIL EGGLESTON, who served as White House counsel from 2014 to the end of President Obama’s term. He’s now a partner at the DC law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

The Presidency

The President's Lawyer

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