Christopher Kojm

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Christopher A. Kojm is a Visiting Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of international Affairs at George Washington University. He served as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 2009 to 2014. He was previously the Elliott School’s director of the mid-career MIPP program as well as the director of the U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program. He has taught at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and at Georgetown University. In government, Chris served as a staffer on the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 1984-98 under Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, as a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1998-2003), and as deputy director of the 9/11 Commission (2003-04). He was also president of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, the Commission’s follow-on public education organization (2004-05). He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Iraq Study Group (2006). He received a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1979.

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Whatever your political outlook, the ferment surrounding last year’s presidential election raises important, unanswered questions: What, precisely, did the Russians do, and were any Americans involved? Were members of presidential campaigns or transition teams recorded on foreign-intelligence or criminal wiretaps? If so, under what legal authority? Were their identities disseminated within the government? If so, for what purpose? And how did classified information about such wiretaps make its way into the press?