Jeh Johnson

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Jeh Johnson is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. He was Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017); General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2009-2012); General Counsel, Department of the Air Force (1998-2001).

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Donald Trump

Thoughts on the Mar-a-Lago Search and the President’s Classification and Declassification Authority

Here’s why the defense asserted by Trump's team—that while in office Trump issued “standing orders” that any “documents removed from the Oval Office and taken to the residence were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them”—is nothing short of absurd and laughable.

Military Justice

The Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act: Are the Solutions Commensurate with the Problem?

The bill in its current form reshapes military justice far beyond the context of sexual assault. Congress should take care to fashion a solution commensurate with the problem at hand, and not go too far. 


Safeguarding Our Homeland and Protecting Our Values

Editor's Note: This post contains the text of a speech that former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is delivering this hour at the Oxford Union, March 8, 2017.


Thank you for that introduction. And thank you for the opportunity to return to this distinguished place where Presidents, Prime Ministers, scholars and so many great people have spoken. This means a lot to me.

As I did four years ago, I hope to provide remarks relevant to the moment.