Susan Hennessey hosts Quinta Jurecic, David Kris, Paul Rosenzweig and Benjamin Wittes to discuss (now former) Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday press conference and what comes next.
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On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered a statement about the Russia investigation. The statement, as prepared for delivery, is available below.
Two years ago, the Acting Attorney General asked me to serve as Special Counsel, and he created the Special Counsel’s Office.
The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will deliver a statement at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday on the investigation he led into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. A livestream is available below, via the Washington Post.
On Thursday, a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia returned a superseding indictment charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17-counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full document is below.
Associate Deputy Attorney General Sujit Raman Remarks at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Annual Issues Conference
On Tuesday, Associate Deputy Attorney General Sujit Raman delivered the following remarks to the ABA Rule of Law Initiative annual conference in a speech entitled “The Rule of Law in the Age of Great Power Competition in Cyberspace.”
On Monday, the White House notified the House judiciary committee that the president had directed former White House counsel Don McGahn not to appear before the committee on May 21 pursuant to a subpoena issued earlier this month.
On Monday, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel released the following opinion on whether former White House counsel Don McGahn enjoys immunity from compelled testimony by the House judiciary committee. The full opinion is below.