Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Monday, February 4, 2019, 4:01 PM

Iraqi President Barham Salih rebuffed President Donald Trump’s proposal to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to monitor Iranian activity in the region, the Washington Post reports.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is hearing the Roger Stone case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is considering placing a gag order on Stone, citing extrajudicial statements he has made, the BBC details.

After both President Trump and attorney general nominee Bill Barr would not pledge to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report public, congressional Democrats are preparing to pressure the Justice Department to release the report upon the conclusion of Mueller’s investigation, according to the Post.

The Pentagon ordered that an additional 3,750 troops be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, raising the total number of soldiers at the border to about 6,000, NPR reports.

ICYMI: Last Weekend on Lawfare

Jen Patja Howell shared Saturday’s episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Jack Goldsmith spoke to Herb Lin and Amy Zegart about their new edited volume on offensive cyber operations as part of the Hoover Institution’s Security by the Book series.

Chuck Rosenberg explained the FBI’s standard operating procedure for executing warrants in light of Roger Stone’s arrest in Florida.

Ariel I. Ahram analyzed the Yemen ceasefire agreement and how it relates to the other conflicts ongoing in the country.

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