We can understand Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of Russian trolls as an effort to use law enforcement tools for counterintelligence purposes.
David Kris served as assistant attorney general for national security. He began his career with the United States Department of Justice in 1992 through its Honors Program, serving first as an attorney in the criminal division and then as associate deputy attorney general. He is the author or co-author of several works on national security law, including the treatise National Security Investigations and Prosecutions (Thomson-West 2007).
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If the dishonesty of the Nunes memo is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.
A summary of David Kris's new paper for the National Constitution Center's May 10 event on "Digital Privacy in the 21st Century."
This paper examines one of the most interesting and important aspects of the new CIA guidelines on procedures pursuant to Executive Order 12333, concerning the acquisition, retention, use and dissemination of publicly available (or open-source) information concerning U.S. persons.
Under minimization rules, no serious argument can be made that Flynn’s identity was not necessary to understand the intelligence significance of his call with the Russian ambassador. The call is foreign intelligence information mainly because it involves Mr. Flynn.
An American national security lawyer takes a crash course in the challenges facing a very different national security culture.