Dems Move Bills To Rein In President's Power To Defy Probes

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT) -- A bitterly divided House Judiciary Committee moved bills Thursday to make it easier to bring criminal charges against ex-presidents and require the U.S. Department of Justice to share information about probes that lead to a pardon of anyone in the chief executive's family.

In a House Judiciary Committee split along party lines over the investigations of President Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Democrats called for the statutes of limitations to be tolled for presidents who are still in office so they can be prosecuted later.

The bill responds to concerns that a president can "run out the...

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