The National Security Law Podcast: About that #Mehmo (Special Edition on the Nunes Memo Release)

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:27 PM

President Trump has declassified the Nunes Memo and it now is available to the public. Your hosts–Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck–give it a deep-dive review here in a special-edition podcast episode. Tune in to hear them discuss:

  • whether there are any factual claims in the memo which (if true) are worthy of concern (preview: they single out two);
  • whether any such concerns extend so far as to call into doubt whether FISC should have granted an order to surveil Carter Page (preview: no);
  • whether any such doubt extends to the larger FBI counterintelligence investigation involving Russia (preview: the #mehmo itself underscores that this investigation was well underway already); and
  • whether FBI Director Wray should now resign (preview: your hosts disagree.

Be sure to listen through to the very end, by the way; if you are a regular listener, you might be surprised by who gets most fired-up at the conclusion.

Meanwhile: please spread the word about this episode, and the show more generally!