Democrats should focus on the president’s effort to get White House counsel Don McGahn to falsify evidence.
Yes, the investigation had problems—some of them serious. But the problems were not political in character. There was no effort to “get” candidate Trump. There was no “insurance policy,” no coup, no treason.
A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "The Troubled U.S.-NATO Relationship,” is now available on Kindle.
What underlying tensions within NATO have contributed to recent difficulties in the alliance? How has President Trump’s strikingly different approach than his predecessors spurred or exacerbated these troubles? And what legal issues come into play as the relationship struggles?
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Attorney General Bill Barr, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham, FBI Director Christopher Wray and President Donald Trump have each released statements about the release of the Justice Department's inspector general's report into the Russia investigation. Those statements are available below.
On Monday, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General released a report on its review of the four FISA applications and other aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, which explored any possible coordination or connection between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. The document is available here and below.
The Senate rules do not require a full trial, nor do they equate “removal” with “disqualification.”
Summer 2019 Supplement for 'Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials'
Summer 2019 Supplement for Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017) is now available on Lawfare.
On Monday, the House Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony from the majority and minority counsels for the House Intelligence Committee. Daniel Goldman and Stephen Castor will present their committee's findings in the impeachment inquiry into the activities of President Trump. The livestream video of the hearing is available here and below.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans actually agree on a fair bit of the fact pattern at issue in the impeachment inquiry.
The House Intelligence Committee report on impeachment engages minimally with the conspiracy theories propagated by the president’s defenders.
The NBA, and the world, should take a firmer stance against China's use of economic coercion to try to silence critical international voices.
The House Judiciary Committee has released a report on "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment" in advance of the committee's Dec. 9 hearing continuing the impeachment process. The report is available here and below.
The House Judiciary Committee should take a prosecutor’s perspective, considering what goal impeachment will serve in drafting articles.
Wargaming has long been a staple of military strategizing, but how do we plan for the future in cyberspace, a realm where governments do not hold a monopoly on capabilities? A new report from the Atlantic Council argues that "visualizing and describing the evolution of cyber capabilities and strategic competition require envisioning multiple futures," and the report sets out to do exactly that.
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It's another week of impeachment, and we thought it warranted gathering everyone around the table to talk about it. Margaret Taylor, David Priess, Susan Hennessey, and Scott R. Anderson joined Benjamin Wittes in the Jungle Studio to talk about the Schiff report, the Nunes/Jordan pre-rebuttal report, the House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday with a bunch of law professors, and Nancy Pelosi's message on Thursday afternoon that impeachment was going forward.
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