Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:19 PM

The D.C. Circuit unanimously rejected former Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller’s challenge to a subpoena issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, affirming that Mueller was lawfully appointed, Reuters reports. Lawfare shared the opinion, which upheld a district court ruling declaring Miller in contempt for refusing to comply with the subpoena.

U.S. Cyber Command blocked internet access to the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm that interfered in the 2016 midterm election, on the day of the 2018 midterm elections, the Washington Post reports.

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday for a second bilateral summit on North Korea’s nuclear program, the AP details.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the Justice Department should not release information on those who have not been charged with crimes, amid speculation on whether Mueller’s final report will detail President Trump’s conduct without formally indicting him, according to the Post.

Paul Manafort’s attorneys filed a sentencing memorandum in his case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia arguing for a sentence of less than 10 years, claiming the former Trump campaign chairman has been “vilified” by the special counsel’s office, the Post reports.

India said its air force targeted a training camp in northern Pakistan occupied by Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for a February bombing that killed Indian troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to the New York Times. The airstrikes were the first in decades to cross the line of control between the Indian- and Pakistani-administered areas of Kashmir.

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Dipali Mukhopadhyay examined the war in Afghanistan using game theory.

Jonathan Shaub analyzed the citizenship and expatriation questions central to controversy over two women who are seeking to return home to the U.S. and U.K. after joining the Islamic State.

Quinta Jurecic shared a sentencing memo filed by Paul Manafort’s defense team in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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