Military Commissions Deputy Chief Prosecutor Robert C. Moscati issued this statement yesterday on developments in United States v. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi.
On Tuesday, on Yale Journal on Regulation's Notice & Comment blog, Andy Grewal posted an interesting critique of my Lawfare piece interpreting the Office of Legal Counsel and Comptroller General opinions on emoluments.
I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited.
Today the Supreme Court announced in a per curiam decision that it will hear the travel ban cases in October. But its decision granting certiorari and staying the injunctions in part is clearly by itself a major ruling. Here are the key points and some nuances for the perplexed.
This morning the House and Senate Intelligence Committees will hold overlapping hearings on Russian interference in our election, with a focus on threats and activities affecting our election infrastructure.
Today at 2:30 PM Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He will answer questions about the FBI's ongoing Russia probe and is expected to respond to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week.
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Committee Chairman Richard Burr's opening statement is available here.
This morning at 10:00 ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the Justice Department's FY2018 budget request before the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I predict there is roughly zero chance that he will be asked zero questions about the FBI's Russia probe.
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