The Senate Intelligence Committee argued that the president-elect may not claim executive privilege for advice received after the election and before the inauguration. A federal judge reached the opposite conclusion.
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A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "A Collusion Reading Diary" is now available on Kindle.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia report is a serious piece of work. Too bad its authors are not taking it seriously.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a redacted report on Russian active measures campaigns in the 2016 election. This document, reportedly the second of five volumes, is titled, “Volume 2: Russia's Use of Social Media with Additional Views.” The complete document is available here and below.
On Jan. 29, the heads of six agencies in the U.S. intelligence community delivered annual testimony in front of the Senate intelligence committee about global threats to U.S. national security. As could be expected, the nature and scope of contemporary cyber threats and electoral security was of significant interest at the hearing, which included the director of national intelligence, the CIA director, and the FBI director.
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.
Video and Testimony: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Social Media Influence in the 2016 Elections
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing of its Russia Investigative Task Force on "Social Media Influence in the 2016 Elections" at 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 1. The following social media executives testified:
Last week, on our feed at Foreign Policy, we gave seven takeaways from the press conference on the Russia investigation that Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the heads of the Senate intelligence committee, gave last Wednesday. The piece begins:
The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on Russian interference in European elections.
This morning the House and Senate Intelligence Committees will hold overlapping hearings on Russian interference in our election, with a focus on threats and activities affecting our election infrastructure.