Presidential Chats With An FBI Director About Investigations
The Deputy White House Press Secretary is asserting on television that that “legal scholars” are saying that it was not inappropriate for the President and the FBI Director to discuss whether the President was under criminal investigation. These “legal scholars” are not named. (Indeed, they sound like the “top men” that are researching the Ark of the Covenant).
The Deputy White House Press Secretary’s statement is incorrect. It was not illegal for the FBI Director and the President to have these conversations standing alone. But it was inappropriate.