Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Matthew Kahn
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:18 AM

Today’s post is shorter than usual. Our normal Headlines and Commentary coverage will return Monday.

 

The Justice Department inspector general referred Andrew McCabe’s case to federal prosecutors for possible charges, reports the Washington Post.

The department also turned over redacted copies of James Comey’s memos of his interactions with the president and senior administration officials, says the New York Times.

Rudy Giuliani will join President Trump’s legal team, according to Politico.

The Trump administration will consider policies to increase the sale of weapons, including drones to foreign countries, says the Post.

An envoy from Myanmar argued in conversations on Capitol Hill that, despite the atrocities the country’s military has committed against the Rohingya, the west should not reimpose sanctions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

North and South Korea have opened the first direct phone line between the two countries' leaders, says the Journal.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Harry Larson summarized the briefs related to Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani’s argument that he is entitled to a medical examination to decide whether he is eligible for repatriation.

Charlie Dunlap argued that there are valid legal positions to defend the U.S. strikes against Syria.

Scott Anderson and Molly Reynolds assessed the expedited congressional procedures in the new draft authorization for use of military force.

Alan Stone reviewed Bandy X. Lee’s “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

Quinta Jurecic posted the Comey memos and Judge Tanya Chutkan’s order halting the transfer of the John Doe U.S. citizen detainee to a third country

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