In Search of Truth, Accountability and Integrity Since 1992

Part I: The Rule of Law, Oath of Office & To Tell The Truth, Perjury vs Lying

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Part I Trailer

Duration: 1:31

Hon. Shirley Hufstedler: Intro to Prosecutor and The Presidency

Duration: 17:21

Former 9th Circuit Court Judge Shirley Hufstedler reveals the impact of the Special Prosecutor statute and comments on the process of prosecuting a sitting President without these hindrances.

Elliot Richardson: Part 1

Duration: 25:24

Former Attorney General Richardson explains why, when ordered by President Nixon, he resigned rather than fire Special Prosecutor Cox

Richard Kleindienst: Part 1

Duration: 24:34

Former U.S. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst describes the conditions that caused him to resign after what he described as “the worst year of my life.”

Edwin Meese III: Part 1

Duration: 24:55

Former Attorney General Meese discusses suing a sitting President, and the importance of the Oath of Office and the oath to tell the truth.

Richard Thornburgh: Part 1

Duration: 25:38

Attorney General Thornburgh defines the Rule of Law and claims that law enforcement has very little discretion as to which laws shall be enforced.

Lawrence Walsh: Part 1

Duration: 23:36

Judge Walsh claims appellate court judges often overstep their authority; that the oath to tell the truth establishes the gravity of the proceedings, and that Ken Starr misused his office in pursing the Lewinsky matter.

Benjamin Civiletti: Part 1

Duration: 24:59

Former U.S. Attorney General Civiletti identifies one of the main problems with the Independent Counsel statute was the scope of Presidential investigation. Allegations of wrongdoing from Whitewater led Independent Counsel Ken Starr to widen his scope in the Clinton investigation.

Archibald Cox: Part 1

Duration: 23:21

Special Prosecutor Cox was adamant in his opinion regarding the Special Prosecutor Law. He defines the Rule of Law and perjury.

Robert B. Fiske: Part 1

Duration: 26:16

Whitewater Prosecutor Fiske claims the Oath of Office is less binding than the oath to tell the truth in court. Public officials cannot be sued for policy issues, but can be for perjury.

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