Robert Mueller serves warrants in the Russia investigation. Donald Trump makes his first appearance before the UN General Assembly. And Mike Flynn’s work on a private nuclear energy deal raises new questions about conflicts of interest in the Trump administration. Plus, Susan tells you about the worst law ever. Tamara runs a listener survey and Twitter. And guess who also saw Ty Cobb at a Washington restaurant.
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Yesterday, Ali Hamza Al Bahlul filed his reply brief on cert in Bahlul v. U.S., which challenges the retroactive designation of conspiracy as a war crime in military commissions. Here's the brief:
Some initial questions and some early answers on the news about Paul Manafort.
Well-qualified FEMA Director Brock Long deserves much of the credit.
I sued the FBI yesterday to show that the President is lying about its staff.
Facebook confirms that a Russian troll farm bought ads during the 2016 election cycle. Congress pushes back on the Trump administration’s plan to gut foreign aid and the State Department. And Equifax suffers a massive data breach. Plus, Susan invites you to a party. And I shamelessly promote #BabyCannon merch!
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrongly said Wednesday that James Comey may have “violated federal law” by sharing a memo documenting a conversation with the president.