The ambiguous role of the White House counsel in the Nunes memo release
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
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Our messy system of checks and balances in action.
The Harvard National Security Journal’s fall issue, published earlier this week, has five articles that may be of interest to Lawfare readers.
What do the recent spate of pro-McGahn news stories mean?
The attorney general is supposed to uphold and defend the FBI’s independence. Not only did Jeff Sessions reportedly not do that here, but the FBI director had to protect the bureau from the attorney general himself.
What the public knows about the current state of the long war that began on Sept. 11, 2001.
What time and leaks have shown about the merits of this FISA program in the face of national security concerns and potential presidential meddling.