Lawfare and Goat Rodeo bring you the fifth day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial boiled down to the most essential one hour and 14 minutes.
When the secretary of state says "deterrence," it seems like he means something else.
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Lawfare and Goat Rodeo bring you the fourth day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial boiled down to the most essential one hour and 39 minutes.
The past few years have seen an uptick in Russian covert actions across Europe, including assassinations and attempted killings of people in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Just this week, Bulgaria charged three Russian agents with the poisoning of a prominent Bulgarian arms manufacturer. Michael Schwirtz has been an investigative reporter with the New York Times for almost 15 years, and he's been tracking this Russian skulduggery carefully in many of those countries for much of that time.
On Jan 25. at 10 a.m., the Senate will reconvene for the fifth day of the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. The Senate will hear from President Trump's defense team, which includes, among others, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, Alan Dershowitz, and Kenneth Starr. Livestream coverage of the trial is available here and below.
The House submitted new filings to the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia in both the Mueller grand jury 6(e) material case and the case about the testimony of former White House Counsel Don McGahn. In the filing for the McGahn case, the House noted while Trump's impeachment defense team has "criticized the House for 'not seek[ing] to enforce' and 'subpoenas in court,'" the government has argued in the McGahn case that House Committees cannot ask the court to enforce subpoenas issued to the executive branch. The House makes a similar argument in the 6(e) filing.
The United States claims to have “exercised its inherent right of self-defense” in accordance with Article 51 of the U.N. Charter in conducting a drone strike in Iraq targeting Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani.
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Lawfare and Goat Rodeo bring you the third day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial boiled down to the most essential one hour and 38 minutes.
International actors committed to not interfere in Libya, but can they be held to it?
Both sides are sending mixed messages, which can be disastrous for deterrence.
Oh heavens, what were they thinking? This week on the National Security Law Podcast, your hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney bring you…well, not a single second of national security law talk. Nope, instead this episode is all-frivolity from start to finish. Movies, T.V, sports, books…anything but the actual topic of the show! But, hey, maybe you could use a break from the headlines? Rest assured, we’ll be back next week with our usual format.
This week’s episode includes an interview with Bruce Schneier about his recent op-ed on privacy. Bruce and I are both dubious about the current media trope that facial recognition technology was spawned by the Antichrist. He notes that what we are really worried about is a lot bigger than facial recognition and offers ways in which the law could address our deeper worry.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has declassified an order about the Department of Justice's handling of 2016 and 2016 applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The Dec. 2019 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report about the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election devoted considerable discussion to the Page warrants.
For this episode of Lawfare’s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Alina Polyakova and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Renee DiResta, the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. Renee has done fascinating work on how technology platforms and algorithms interact with false and misleading narratives, ranging from misleading information on health issues to propaganda pushed by the Islamic State and the Russian government.
The proceedings of the impeachment trial should be heard by each and every American, but the reality is that most do not have the luxury of sitting through the daily grind of lengthy testimony. Which is why Lawfare and Goat Rodeo are releasing a daily cut of the impeachment distilled to a manageable and accessible podcast.
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