Hadley Baker

Hadley Baker is a third-year student at the University of St. Andrews, studying English literature and Spanish. She is an intern at Lawfare.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The President defended his July phone call with Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky as being perfectly appropriate while also acknowledging that the two discussed former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reports. This news comes against the backdrop of the ongoing standoff between the administration and the House Intelligence Committee over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint.

The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

With the completion of the Volume I of The Report, Lawfare’s podcast series telling the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page report, the Lawfare team is taking a brief hiatus to prepare Volume II. In the interim, Quinta Jurecic shared a bonus episode focusing on the mysterious death of Peter Smith. The series is available on all major podcast distribution services:

Congress

House Ways and Means Invokes ‘Centuries’ of Congressional Oversight in Tax Returns Case

In a memorandum filed in support of a motion for summary judgment on Aug. 20, the House Committee on Ways and Means argued that the committee must obtain President Trump’s tax returns in order to continue its oversight of and investigation into Trump’s financial records.