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Why the US Needs a Special Prosecutor

The ongoing Robert Mueller investigation, which seeks to establish whether Russian interference was at play during America's 2016 presidential election, has already been far-reaching. Indeed, special counsel Mueller has been touted as having the potential to uncover such damaging information as to bring Donald Trump's presidency crashing to an end. But how is it that this subordinate official could have the power to bring down the Executive, who holds the power to fire him at any time?

Professor Andrew Coan 
unravels the mysteries of the special prosecutor and reaffirms the role's centrality to US democracy throughout American history with this excerpt from his new release, Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law.

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