On our new Foreign Policy feed, Helen Klein Murillo examines the delicate balance struck between the government and journalists on leaks in light of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's press conference on leak investigations. The piece begins:
Helen Klein Murillo is a student at Harvard Law School, where she is an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Helen holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Irvine.
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A new lawsuit filed in federal district court in the District of Columbia on behalf of five transgender servicemembers challenges President Trump’s apparent reversal of the military’s transgender service policy.
On the morning of July 26, President Trump announced a major military personnel policy change in a series of tweets:
On Friday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence activities intercepted communications between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Moscow in which Kislyak recounts conversations with then-Senator Jeff Sessions during 2016 about matters relating to the Trump campaign.
Is It A Crime?: Russian Election Meddling and Accomplice Liability Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
There’s been a lot of bad news for the Trump team this week. Shocking revelations regarding a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort and someone they believed to be a representative of the Russian government currently dominate headlines.
Most of the speculation about possible crimes that might have been committed has centered on possible violations of campaign finance law. But another recent story highlights a different possible form of criminal liability: violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
There’s been a lot of talk of obstruction of justice of late, and we’ve been part of it.
In another Friday-evening bombshell, the Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner proposed a secret and secure communications channel between the then-President Elect’s transition team and the Kremlin to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, including the possible use
Perhaps one of the most consequential revelations in Tuesday’s New York Times bombshell was that former FBI Director James Comey made detailed contemporaneous accounts of “every phone call and meeting he had with the president” because, as the Times reports, he was concerned about “what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation.”