‘When the President does it, it’s Not Illegal’

After Richard Nixon resigned from office over the Watergate scandal, he was interviewed by David Frost, who asked Nixon about illegal actions of a president: “Frost: So what in a sense you’re saying is that there are certain situations…where the president can decide that it’s in the best interest of the nation or something, and do something illegal. Nixon: Well when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. Frost: By definition. Nixon: Exactly.” Evidently, that Read more […]