TITLE

The Cloak of Immunity

AUTHOR(S)
Lewin, Nathan
PUB. DATE
July 1973
SOURCE
New Republic;7/28/73, Vol. 169 Issue 4/5, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the United States Congress' investigation of the Watergate affair and the constitutional questions it generated regarding the prosecutor's apparent authority to issue a grand jury subpoena to the President. Exchanges between U.S. President Richard Nixon and the Earvin committee over the President's personal susceptibility to the jurisdiction of the committee; Nixon's defense of his constitutional duty to preserve the separation of powers among the three branches of government; Powers and prerogatives of the presidency; Plea of executive privilege; Lack of legitimate executive function at stake in the Watergate affair; Informal request made by the committee demanding records and tapes relevant to the matters it is authorized to investigate.
ACCESSION #
10135956

 

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