Benjamin Wittes

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Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.

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The Russia Connection

The Report, Episode Ten: You're Fired

Today, we released the tenth episode of Lawfare’s narrative audio documentary, The Report, which recounts the story Robert Mueller lays out in his 448-page report. This episode covers Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to recuse from the Russia investigation and the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey. 

The Russia Connection

The Report, Episode Nine: Honest Loyalty

Today, we released the ninth episode of Lawfare’s narrative audio documentary, The Report, which tells the story Robert Mueller lays out in his nearly 500-page report.

This episode covers President Trump’s early efforts to stymie the FBI investigation of his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and his interactions with FBI Director James Comey in the period surrounding his inauguration as president and Flynn’s dismissal. These events include some of the earliest conduct that Mueller evaluates as possible obstruction of justice: