On June 11, the House of Representatives will consider a resolution to enable committee chairs to seek judicial enforcement of subpoenas with only the approval of a panel of House leadership, rather than the vote of the full House, Politico reports. The draft resolution specifically names Attorney General Bill Barr and White House counsel Don McGahn, but is not constrained to subpoenas directed toward them.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, both political campaigns and platforms should take steps to mitigate the harm from deceptively edited videos—not just sophisticated “deepfakes” but less convincing forms of fraud as well.
The General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, Hon. Paul C. Ney Jr., delivered a keynote address at the Israel Defense Forces 3rd International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied in part and granted in part a motion for a preliminary injunction against the government's construction of a border wall using funds reprogrammed by the Defense Department, enjoining the secretaries of defense, treasury and homeland security from taking action to construct a wall along certain sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The opinion is available here and below.
President Trump has released a memorandum concerning "Agency Cooperation with Attorney General's Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns," available below.
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Though Democratic leadership remains hesitant, members of the House Committee on the Judiciary are voicing support for an impeachment inquiry. But the moral urgency of impeachment can only remain ripe for so long.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has released transcripts of two interviews with President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, one from February 2019 and one from March 2019. Both transcripts are available below.