January 23, 2018

Good Law | Bad Law #61 - 25th Amendment & President Trump’s Mental Fitness W/ Richard Painter

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by former White House Chief Ethics Counselor Richard Painter to talk about the 25th Amendment and President Trump’s mental fitness to serve.

 

From 2005 – 2007 Richard served as Chief Ethics Counselor to President George W. Bush and currently he is a professor at the University of Minnesota. In an exclusive interview, Richard and Aaron discuss the 25th Amendment and the steps involved in removing a President for mental unfitness.

 

He explains how Congress has an ethical and legal responsibility to hold immediate hearings to determine whether the provisions of the 25th Amendment – which have never been invoked to remove a President – should now be used to remove President Trump.

 

Aaron and Richard also talk about the other times in our history when the 25th Amendment has been used. When there have been health emergencies, surgeries, and times when the President was unable to make decisions temporarily, the 25th Amendment was used to transfer power to the Vice President for a short period of time.

 

Join Aaron Freiwald and Richard Painter for this bonus episode of Good Law | Bad Law as they discuss the 25th Amendment and President Donald Trump.

 

Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Richard Painter

 

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