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Livestream: House Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing on U.S.-Saudi Relations

On Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on the U.S.-Saudi security and intelligence relationship. The committee will hear from Dr. Agnes Callamard, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the United Nations, as well as Mr. Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings and Mr. Ali Soufan of the Soufan Center.

Congress

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Wrongdoing by Senior Homeland Security Officials

Rep. Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today sent a letter requesting that Brian Murphy appear to testify before the committee on September 21, 2020. Brian Murphy is the former acting under secretary of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Intelligence Oversight

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Responds to the House Intelligence Committee

General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Jason Klitenic, released two responses to letters from House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Committee Chairman Adam Schiff regarding the on-going standoff between the two over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint. In his replies, Klitenic asserts that ODNI believes that they have no statutory obligation to share the information in question with the Committee.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast Special Edition: Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testified on Wednesday before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Following the hearing, Lawfare brought together Jim Baker, Bob Bauer, Susan Hennessey and Margaret Taylor for a conversation hosted by Benjamin Wittes. They talked about the testimony, what it means for Congress and President Trump, and they talked about Mueller’s legacy as he leaves the scene.

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Livestream: HPSCI Hearing on the National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media and Deepfakes

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will host a hearing entitled "The National Security Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and ‘Deepfakes’" at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. A video of the hearing is available below.

The Russia Connection

The Latest Revelation From BuzzFeed News: Trump Reportedly Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

The criminality alleged in this story is—if true—unsubtle and unambiguous, directly related to the president’s conduct as president and concerning matters of great import.

Intelligence Oversight

A Path Forward for Post-Trump Reforms

The election of a Democratic House of Representatives begins the process of holding President Trump accountable and brings into focus how, in the years to come, Americans should think about repairing the damage he inflicted. To us, Trump’s abuse of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies—where we recently worked—has echoes of the era that culminated in President Nixon’s resignation. But the events of the years after Nixon resigned hold important lessons for the current moment, as well.

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