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Justice Department Charges Two Individuals in Connection with Shooting of Law Enforcement Officers

The Department of Justice announced charges have been filed against two individuals in connection with a drive-by shooting in Oakland, Calif. that killed one law enforcement officer and left another severely injured. The Justice Department alleges that the two defendants have connections to the "Boogaloo" extremist movement, according to the criminal complaints.

The Russia Connection

Document: W. Samuel Patten Sentencing Memoranda

W. Samuel Patten's legal team has filed a sentencing memorandum with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking no prison time for their client. Patten pleaded guilty in August 2018 to failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal for his work on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group.

The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Judge Laurence Silberman on the Birth of NSD

Last week, the National Security Division of the Justice Department celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding a major conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Judge Laurence Silberman, the intellectual and policy force behind the division's creation, spoke about the birth of NSD with Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes. As co-chair of the so-called Robb-Silberman commission that examined the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq War, Judge Silberman recommended the creation of the new division.

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