In a tweet, President Trump lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Justice Department’s indictments of two Republican congressmen, according to the New York Times.
Stephanie Zable is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in strategic studies. Prior to law school, she lived in China for four years and spent a year traveling through Europe and Asia. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in math and politics.
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Recently declassified documents illustrate the critical role Iran played in shaping the Iraq war, according to the Wall Street Journal. The documents shed light on the relationship between Iran and one of Iraq’s most important Shiite politicians, at a time when the U.S. is considering designating him a terrorist.
A U.N. report accuses Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of committing or enabling numerous war crimes in Yemen, according to the New York Times. The report also noted that numerous crimes have been committed by the Houthis, the opposition group in the Yemeni Civil War, but that most casualties have come from the Saudi-led airstrikes. The U.S.
President Trump went on a media offensive in response to the barrage of stories this week about his former lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign manager Paul Manafort), writes Politico. See Lawfare’s analysis of the Cohen’s guilty plea and Manafort’s conviction here.
President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty to charges related to bank fraud, tax fraud and a campaign finance violation, reports the Washington Post.
President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, according to the New York Times. This was the first time a president had ever revoked a clearance outside of the established process.
After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.