Matthew Kahn

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Matthew Kahn is an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution.

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Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition: Bill Barr vs. the Committee with No Bull, Part I

Bill Barr spent Tuesday testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to take over the reins of the Justice Department as attorney general, a role he previously held during the George H.W. Bush administration. Barr spent more than eight hours before the senators. But on this episode of the Lawfare Podcast, we’re cutting out all the BS. No repeated questions, no repeated answers, no ums, no uhs.

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Special Counsel Files Partially Redacted Memo Describing False Statements by Manafort During Cooperation

On Tuesday, the Special Counsel’s Office filed the following memorandum in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia describing false statements made by Paul Manafort after Manafort entered a cooperation agreement with the special prosecutor. The document is partially redacted.


The Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition: The FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation of Donald Trump

Benjamin Wittes talks to Carrie Cordero, Chuck Rosenberg, David Kris, Jack Goldsmith and Susan Hennessey about the New York Times's report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump after the president fired Director James Comey in May 2017.

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: D.C. Circuit Upholds Contempt Citation in Mueller Mystery Subpoena Case

On Tuesday, Judges Tatel, Griffith and Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a contempt citation against the unnamed defendant in In re: Grand Jury Subpoena, the case of the mystery subpoena filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against a foreign bank first reported by Politico late last year. The full ruling is below.

The Russia Connection

Document: Indictment Charging Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya Describes Links to Kremlin

On Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a Dec. 20 indictment charging Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, with one count of obstruction of justice in an unrelated civil proceeding connected to a money-laundering case.