When he was first appointed, many, including me, were willing to give Attorney General Barr the benefit of the doubt. His recent performance raises signifcant questions about his fidelity to the rule of law.
Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company and a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute. He is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University and a Board Member of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy.
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Attorney General William Barr’s letter summarizing the Mueller report raises a number of questions—among them why Special Counsel Robert Mueller chose not to make a recommendation on obstruction of justice, and why Barr felt the need to step in.
An American military unit used offensive weapons against a target inside Russia. And nobody is noticing.
It is a commonplace in government to substitute reorganization for rethinking at a more fundamental level. Tuesday’s Washington Post reports another instance of the phenomenon.
Kaspersky Labs, the Russian cybersecurity company, helped the NSA find a mole? For real.... it did.
As is my annual custom, this song is both thanks to all those who serve our country and a reminder of why they serve—to "secure the blessings of liberty." This year, more than ever, it seems worth remembering those who sacrifice for our nation.
My best wishes to all Lawfare readers for a warm and wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.
The disclosure of the CIA's conclusion about the Saudi involvment in the Khashoggi killing is big news. It's also another terrible example of norm destruction.