The investigation as it developed should not have been conducted by a federal prosecutor, and Attorney General Barr’s public commentary has seriously (and somewhat mysteriously) damaged the credibility of whatever Durham uncovers.
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On Friday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified and released the transcripts of the December 2016 calls between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The calls are at the center of the ongoing criminal case again Flynn.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released 57 interview transcripts and several additional documents from the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Under the logic of the government’s motion to dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn, the FBI can’t investigate whether someone is a Russian agent unless it already has evidence that the person is a Russian agent.
Somewhat lackluster attention to Roger Stone’s trial raises the question of who still cares about the Mueller investigation.
Today, we released the twelfth episode of Lawfare’s narrative audio documentary, The Report, which recounts the story Robert Mueller lays out in his 448-page report.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on "Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power" at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The hearing will feature testimony from Corey Lewandowski, former Campaign Manager for Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential Campaign.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a redacted report on Russian active measures campaigns in the 2016 election. This document, reportedly the first of five volumes, is titled, “Volume 1: Russian Efforts Against Election Infrastructure with Additional Views.” The complete document is available here and below.
Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress on Wednesday, and members will no doubt ask him repeatedly for his views and findings about President Trump. Mueller has made clear that he has no intention of going beyond what he said in the report itself, which he called “his testimony.” He will likely be firmest on this point with respect to the sensitive issue of presidential conduct.
The House Committee on the Judiciary will host a second hearing on the Mueller report entitled, “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part II: Bipartisan Perspectives” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.