Mikhaila Fogel

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Mikhaila Fogel is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. She previously worked as a legislative correspondent for national security and foreign affairs issues in the Office of Sen. Susan Collins. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where she majored in British history and literature and minored in government and Arabic.

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Documents

Document: Judge Denies Russian Company's Motion to Throw Out Mueller Charge

On Nov. 15, Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by Concord Management and Concord Consulting LLC to dismiss charges filed in February by the special counsel under 18 U.S.C. §371, conspiracy to defraud the United States.  The ruling is available below.

Federal Law Enforcement

Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation

The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.

Election Security

Document: Joint Intelligence Community Statement on Election Day Preparations

On Nov. 6, 2018—Election Day—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI, affirming their agencies' continued efforts to assist state and local election officials and to combat foreign influence efforts.