Last weekend, Jack Goldsmith argued that Robert Mueller erred in failing to apply the presidential clear statement rule in his analysis of presidential obstruction of justice. Benjamin Wittes responded to the piece, defending aspects of Mueller’s statutory interpretation.
Craig Forcese discussed Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s legal battle in Canada over extradition to the United States, and Quinta Jurecic shared Huawei’s lawsuit against the United States.
The White House announced that President Trump will nominate Jessie Liu, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, reports the Washington Post.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3:00 p.m.: The American Enterprise Institute will host a discussion on the state of freedom of speech in South Korea, and the implications of new media regulations on the country. Nicholas Eberstadt will moderate, and Jean Lee, Tara O, Joshua Stanton and Sung-Yoon Lee will participate in the panel. Register here to attend.
President Trump announced on Friday morning that he intends to nominate former attorney general William P. Barr, who served under George H.W. Bush, to return as head of the Justice Department, reports the New York Times.
The U.S. sent a navy destroyer through the Sea of Japan on Wednesday night in a freedom-of-navigation operation intended to challenge Russia’s claims in international waters, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In a sentencing memo released Tuesday night, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said that former national security adviser Michael Flynn should receive little to no prison time for lying to the FBI due to his cooperation with Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia and record of service, reports the New York Times.