What types of criminal proceedings are possible for a US president? What types of secrets can they keep? Who can they fire and who can they pardon? Maria Armoudian spoke with Heidi Kitrosser and Eric M. Freedman about the historical context around the current legal situation facing Donald Trump’s presidency.

Heidi Kitrosser is a Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is the author of Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution.

Eric M. Freedman is a Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He is the author of Making Habeas Work: A Legal History.

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