Special Counsel Webinar

The Power to Prosecute the Powerful

In May 2017 Acting US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as Special Counsel and authorized him to investigate any matters arising out of Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and to prosecute federal crimes arising from these matters.

So far, he’s charged four individuals, one of whom is now suing the US Department of Justice, and more charges are widely expected.

What is a Special Counsel? What are the Special Counsel’s powers, duties, rights and responsibilities? Can the Special Counsel charge the President? Can the President fire the Special Counsel? Can Congress or the courts intervene? And – most intriguingly – can this investigation lead to the impeachment of the President of the United States?

Join GW Professor Toni Marsh to explore the office with the power to prosecute the powerful.