Helen Klein Murillo

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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Obstruction of justice

Does an FBI Investigation Qualify Under the Obstruction of Justice Statutes? A Closer Look

Our previous analysis of whether President Trump's behavior toward former FBI Director James Comey might constitute obstruction of justice missed an important and complex question: whether an FBI investigation even counts as a “pending proceeding” for purposes of the agency obstruction of justice statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1505.

FBI Director James Comey

Another Bomb Drops: Initial Thoughts on Trump Asking Comey to Kill the Flynn Investigation

The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—a story that dramatically raises the stakes on the question of whether Trump's pattern of behavior constitutes obstruction of justice.

FISA

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Approves New Targeting and Minimization Procedures: A Summary

A summary of the trove of documents related to FISA targeting and minimization procedures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, including a lengthy April 26, 2017 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) memorandum order and opinion approving the new and amended targeting and minimization procedures.