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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Congress

Document: Justice Department Letter to Nadler Invoking Executive Privilege Over Unredacted Mueller Report

On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd transmitted a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler notifying Nadler that the president was invoking executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report in response to Nadler's scheduling of a vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt. The letter is below.

Congress

Documents: May 7 Letters Regarding Executive Privilege and McGahn Documents

On Tuesday, Pat Cipillone, the White House counsel, sent a letter to Don McGahn's attorney invoking executive privilege over documents that the White House provided to McGahn in the course of his cooperation with the special counsel investigation. The letter is below. Later Tuesday, McGahn's attorney transmitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on the same subject, also available below.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Bonus Edition: Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman on 'Of Privacy and Power'

On April 23, the Hoover Institution hosted the latest iteration of the Security by the Book series, where Jack Goldsmith interviewed Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman about their new book, “Of Privacy and Power, The Transatlantic Struggle Over Freedom and Security.” They talked about how the relationship between Europe and U.S. has changed in response to regulations and other government action in the security and privacy spheres on both sides of the Atlantic.

Federal Law Enforcement

What Mueller Found on Russia and on Obstruction: A First Analysis

Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, and he did not conclude that President Trump had obstructed justice. But he did not exonerate the president either.