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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Executive Power

Documents: Cummings Request for Documents Related to Security Clearance Processes and White House Response

On March 1, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent the following letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone requesting documents related to the White House’s security clearance process in light of news reports that the president personally granted a top-secret clearance to Jared Kushner over the objections of security officials. Cipollone's response is below. 

Cummings Request

Domestic Terrorism

Document: Christopher Hasson Indictment

On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Christopher Hasson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland with unlawful possession of unregistered firearm silencers, unlawful possession of unregistered firearm silencers unidentified by serial numbers, and possession of firearms by an unlawful user and addict of a controlled substance.