Elliot Setzer

Elliot Setzer is a recent graduate of Yale University. He is a research intern at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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Hong Kong

Livestream: Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Hong Kong Crisis

On Thursday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m., the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Crisis in Hong Kong: A Review of U.S. Policy Tools.” The committee will hear testimony from Eric Lorber, the senior director of the Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and Peter Harrell, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

You can watch a livestream of the hearing here.

The Russia Connection

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

On Wednesday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first in a series of hearings on oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. The committee heard testimony from Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general.

You can watch a livestream of the hearing here.

The Russia Connection

Justice Department Submits Brief to Appeals Court in Flynn Case

The Justice Department on Monday, June 1 filed a brief urging the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to force district court judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. That move came after the Justice Department moved to drop a charge against Flynn, who previously pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, and Sullivan declined to immediately abandon the case.

The Russia Connection

Judge Sullivan Submits Brief to D.C. Circuit on Flynn Case

On June 1, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia submitted a brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit outlining his rationale for declining to immediately dismiss the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn after the Justice Department moved to drop their charges. A panel of judges on the D.C. Circuit had ordered Sullivan on May 21 to respond to an emergency request by Flynn that the appeals court force him to drop the case.