Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Stephanie Zable
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 1:36 PM

In a tweet, President Trump lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Justice Department’s indictments of two Republican congressmen, according to the New York Times.

Bob Woodward’s new book “Fear” discusses the deliberations behind many of the significant policy decisions, including national-security determinations in the White House, reports the Washington Post.

The beginning of the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh devolved into chaos on Tuesday morning, reports Politico.

Russian planes bombarded Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, reports the Post, killing nine people.

American universities are self-censoring to avoid angering the Chinese government, according to the New Republic.

European countries are exploring creative ways to help their companies skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran, NBC describes.

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Barbara McQuade explained how the president’s criticisms of cooperating witnesses jeopardize law enforcement.

Mikhaila Fogel posted the sentencing memo that George Papadopoulos’s defense team filed.

Jen Patja Howell posted Saturday’s episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring former CIA officer John Sipher discussing the New York Times’s report on human sources going dark in Moscow.

Bob Bauer appraised the performance of White House counsel Don McGahn in light of news that McGahn will leave his post later this year.

Zann Isacson assessed three approaches to fighting online terrorist propaganda.

Hayley Evans and Shannon Togawa Mercer analyzed the prospects for the EU-U.S. privacy agreement.

David Kris explained how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court really works.

Quinta Jurecic clarified the Justice Department’s guidance on investigatory conduct during election season.

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