The Truman Show: The Fraudulent Origins of the Former Presidents Act

@article{Campos2021TheTS,
  title={The Truman Show: The Fraudulent Origins of the Former Presidents Act},
  author={Paul F. Campos},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
  year={2021}
}
  • P. Campos
  • Published 28 July 2021
  • Political Science
  • SSRN Electronic Journal
When President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time, many commenters pointed out that, if Trump were to be convicted by the Senate, he would likely lose millions of dollars in future taxpayer-funded benefits. These benefits are provided to ex-presidents by the Former Presidents Act, a 1958 statute of considerable political significance and ongoing controversy, that nevertheless has to this point been ignored completely by the legal academic literature. This Article represents the…