With President Trump continuing to threaten the Mueller investigation, Congress is moving forward with legislation to protect the special counsel. But that legislation will have to make its way through complex congressional procedures in order to succeed.
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Congress tries to reform itself and streamline oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Maybe this time is the charm.
Highlights from the omnibus spending bill of interest to Lawfare readers.
A forthcoming draft paper in the Harvard Law Review takes up the question.
Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome
Legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel is a bad idea.
Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence
The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.
Inspecting anti-virus source code is probably not enough to make Kaspersky products a safe tool for Congress.
A pretty remarkable development in today's House Appropriations markup on the Defense Appopriations bill. For many years, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) has been putting forward amendments intended to repeal or sunset the 2001 AUMF. They normally do not go anywhere. This morning she moved one that would terminate the 2001 AUMF in 240 days, and lo-and-behold the majority went along with it. It passed with only Kay Granger (R-TX) opposing.
This year will likely see Congress continuing to write Public Law provisions creating secret law at an historically high tempo.