Reading Room Document
Presidential Appointment of Foreign Agents Without the Consent of the Senate
There are many precedents to sustain the power of the President, without the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint special agents or personal representatives for the purpose of conducting negotiations or investigations. The OLC does not provide release dates for its opinions, so the release date listed is the date on which the opinion was authored. The original opinion is available at www.justice.gov/file/20891/download.
The OLC's Opinions
Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit