Quinta Jurecic

Quinta Jurecic is a research assistant at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on national security law and policy. She was previously a National Security Intern at Brookings. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015, where she completed an honors thesis on moral theories of political leadership and drone warfare under the Obama administration.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn may have broken federal law in failing to disclose on his security clearance application that he had received money from the Russian government for a 2015 speech in Moscow and from the Turkish government as payment for lobbying work. Chaffetz and Cummings also stated that Flynn failed to request permission from the U.S.

Executive Power

Kaine and Schiff Seek White House Legal Analysis on Syria Strikes

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) have sent a letter to President Trump requesting information on the administration's domestic legal justification for the recent airstrikes in Syria, "in particular an explanation of whether this action expands ... precedents for action under Article II." The letter is available here and below.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face off for the French presidency in the country’s runoff election following the first round of results on Sunday. As in the United Kingdom and the United States, France now faces a contest between one candidate representing support for immigration and international engagement and one rejecting the European Union and all it represents.