The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Appetite for Obstruction

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 4:28 PM

Hello, and welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast, with co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck! In this episode, we dig into the latest filings in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents/presidential records litigation, emphasizing the mounting reasons to believe that the first charges we might see in relation to all of this will involve not the underlying questions about unlawful retention of presidential records or national defense information, but “investigative offenses” such as obstruction of justice.  We also touch on “Nashiri Day,” explaining what that anniversary signifies, as well as a bit on the recent airstrikes conducted by U.S. forces in Syria–against weapons bunkers associated with an Iran-backed group that had earlier launched rockets at a U.S. facility in Syria.