The Harvard National Security Journal’s spring issue, published earlier this week, has four articles that may be of interest to Lawfare readers.
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A depressing reflection on the state of norms and institutions.
A Different View on the President’s Delegation of Declassification Authority to the Attorney General
There are good reasons to investigate the Trump campaign investigators, and to give the attorney general limited declassification authority for that investigation.
Julian Assange is not the only target in the government’s new indictment against him.
No one defends the Mueller report’s actual reasoning, and there are good reasons why alternate arguments for the report’s conclusions did not make it into the document.
The report’s misapplication of the presidential clear statement rule exposed Trump to greater potential criminal liability than a proper analysis would allow, and raises questions about whether the obstruction investigation was properly predicated at the outset.