A foreign adversary claiming to believe it could influence a presidential administration is on no set of facts less significant than the fact that such information was disclosed to the press. But even if the leaks aren’t the “real” story, we cannot ignore them.
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From a national security as well as public interest perspective, the issue is not so much that the White House wanted to establish a back-channel: it’s who they wanted to establish the channel with (Russia), and how they wanted to the channel to operate (using Russian facilities and secure communications.)
The Washington Post is now reporting that Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak communicated to Moscow that Jared Kushner had approached him in hopes of establishing a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
Quick reactions to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate L'Affaire Russe.
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Patterns of conduct permitted by the rules on unmasking might nonetheless raise legitimate concerns—particularly during the sensitive inter-party transition period.
An op-ed primer on the basics of unmasking.
The Trump administration has conspicuously—and surprisingly—complied with international law during its first months.
A few quick reactions to the HPSCI Chairman's press conferences and revelations today.
Amidst talk about the multitude of congressional investigations into the Russia Connection, an overview on Congress derives investigative authority, how it procedurally sets up committees and vests them with investigative authority, and the major investigative tools and enforcement mechanisms at its disposal.