There’s much that’s not clear about reports that the U.S. government may have filed charges against the Wikileaks founder. Here are some questions we’ll be asking when there’s more information.
I am delighted to announce an important new hire by the Lawfare Institute: David Priess is coming on board as our Chief Operating Officer.
Many Lawfare readers already know David's work, on the site and elsewhere.
The president shouldn’t hold his breath for the court to have any serious objections to the special counsel’s appointment.
Has Whitaker Sought Ethics Advice on His Involvement with the Mueller Investigation? Inquiring Minds Want to Know
We’re using FOIA to find out whether the acting attorney general has consulted with career ethics experts on his involvement with the Mueller investigation. If not, that could be a major red flag.
Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation
The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.
President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions today and replaced him on an interim basis with the attorney general’s own chief of staff, a man named Matt Whitaker. Whitaker has made repeated public statements expressing skepticism about the Mueller investigation, which he will now be supervising.