Roger Stone is pleased to be known as a campaign “dirty trickster.” But dirty tricks pursued to sabotage an opposing campaign raise legal questions.
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As Lawfare readers surely know by now, during Wednesday's third presidential debate there was this exchange (Transcript via New York Times):
State-Sponsored Doxing and Manipulation of the U.S. Election: How Should the U.S. Government Respond?
As Thomas Rid explains in this terrific piece in Esquire, the Russian government has developed a remarkable capacity for blending the fruits of espionage with information operations designed to manipulate public opinion abroad. It has deployed this capacity in the past in various contexts without generating much discussion in U.S. circles, but recent activities apparently designed to impact the U.S.
The GOP is losing ground as the better party to handle threats from abroad, according to the results of a recently released Gallup poll.
Lawfare's Carrie Cordero came on the podcast to interview independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin on how his experience in national security operations and policy influenced his decision to make a late independent bid for the presidency.
Over at the Richmond Times-Dispatch I have an op-ed entitled Act Now To Prevent Election Cyberattack. In it, I argue that - in 9/11 parlance - "the system is blinking red" and we should listen to the technical security experts who are warning that more aggressive action and coordination is needed to secure the election and maintain confidence in its integrity.
Yesterday, a civil action was filed in the D.C. federal district court by Larry Klayman, of Freedom Watch, against Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Klayman represents: Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, an American U.S. Foreign Service member and Information Programs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, U.S.
As a tumultuous week for the Trump campaign draws to a close, a new Fox News poll released Wednesday evening shows Hillary Clinton with a ten-point lead over her Republican rival.
Although a strong majority of Americans are concerned about national security, they are deeply divided as to which candidate would best serve as Commander-in-Chief.
I played a role in the attribution of the DNC hack to Russia. Here's why that attribution, while strong, isn't good enough, and we need a formal statement by the U.S. government on the role of Russian intelligence in the attacks.