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The Lawfare Podcast: Peter Bergen Reassessing Osama bin Laden

The U.S. raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that brought Osama bin Laden to ultimate justice also recovered nearly half a million files. In 2017, these files were publicly released, but few people have the expertise, the experience and the time to go through those materials, as well as interview family members of bin Laden and former associates to try to paint a full picture of the man.

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Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rights Holds Hearing on Executive Privilege

A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on congressional oversight and executive privilege. Members will hear the testimony of four scholars and experts on the subject. 

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The Lawfare Podcast: Sue Gordon and John McLaughlin on Intelligence, Biden and Trump

The president's interactions with intelligence and public comments about intelligence are dramatically different in the first six months of the Biden administration than they were during the last presidency. To talk about those differences and why they matter for intelligence and national security, David Priess sat down with Sue Gordon and John McLaughlin. Sue Gordon, for two years during the Trump administration, was the principal deputy director of national intelligence, after decades of service at CIA and at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA.

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Notes Detail Trump’s Pressure on Justice Department To Declare the Election ‘Corrupt’

The House Oversight and Reform Committee obtained notes written by a former Justice Department official that detail former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election due to his false belief that there was widespread voter fraud. The notes, written by Deputy Attorney General Richard P. Donoghue, contain a summary of a Dec. 27 phone call, in which Trump reportedly instructed department officials to “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R.

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