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Judge Orders Release of Justice Department Memo on the Mueller Report

On May 3, Judge Amy Berman Jackson released an opinion chastising former Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller Report in 2019. The opinion specifically concerns Barr’s four-page public summary of the report released on March 24, 2019, which found that “the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”


ChinaTalk: Can China Win a War Over Taiwan? Plus Eve Online

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Thomas Shugart joined me and Eric Lofgren on another cross-over episode of ChinaAcquisitionTalk. Thomas spent 25 years in the US Navy and is currently an adjunct senior fellow at CNAS.

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Revels, Revolts and Reduxes … Part Deux

Our latest episode is shorter than normal because … well, we recorded most of it and then lost the file. Suffice to say we were a bit tired by the time the re-recording was done!  Or maybe we’re better off this way? Either way, tune in for our thoughts on the DC Circuit’s en banc grant in the al Hela GTMO detainee case (asking whether the Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause applies at GTMO), the ACLU’s attempt to get SCOTUS to review a FISCOR decision relating to the ACLU’s efforts to compel public release of FISC opinions on First Amendment grounds and the recent FOIA-based release of the 2


The Lawfare Podcast: Dara Lind on Immigration and the Southern Border

Over its first 100 days in office, the Biden administration has faced a difficult set of policy challenges at America's southern border, ranging from new waves of individuals driven to try to cross the border by the effects of the global pandemic, to the often difficult legacy left by some of his predecessor's draconian immigration policies. As a candidate, Biden channeled Democrats' outrage with former President Trump's actions on immigration and pledged to reverse them.


Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Hearing on Atrocities in Xinjiang

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 12:30 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the atrocities against Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. The committee will hear testimony from Nury Turkel, chairman of the board of the Uyghur Human Rights Project; Tursunay Ziyawudun, a survivor and advocate; and James Millward, professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.


The Lawfare Podcast: The Facebook Oversight Board Rules on Trump

The wait is over. Four months after Facebook indefinitely banned Donald Trump from its platform following the Capitol riot, the Facebook Oversight Board—the platform’s self-appointed quasi-court—has weighed in on whether or not it was permissible for Facebook to do so. And the answer is ... complicated. Mark Zuckerberg can still keep Trump off his platform for now, but the board says that Facebook must review its policies and make a final decision about the former president’s fate within six months.


Rational Security: The 'Definitely not Indefinitely Suspended' Edition

President Biden says he will raise the cap on refugees admitted to the United States. A federal judge accuses the Justice Department and former Attorney General Bill Barr of misleading her and Congress about the advice he got on whether to charge former President Trump. And an oversight board decides Facebook was right to suspend Donald Trump, but leaves open the question of whether to permanently kick him off the social media platform. Special guest Kate Klonick joins us to discuss!  

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