Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:42 PM

Search warrants obtained by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in that office’s case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were unsealed Tuesday, the Washington Post reports. Lawfare posted the search warrants and supporting affidavits in full.

White House lawyers expect to review Mueller’s final report before its submission to Congress to determine whether to invoke executive privilege over portions in order to withhold potentially sensitive information from Congress and the public, CNN reports.

The Defense Department provided to Congress a list of military construction projects from which funding could be diverted under President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, according to the Post. Read the full list on Lawfare.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some White House aides have recommended that the State Department designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of Iran’s military, as a foreign terrorist organization, the New York Times reports.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan resigned Tuesday after 30 years in office, Reuters details.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Diego A. Zambrano examined how the Venezuelan constitution paved the way for the country’s authoritarian presidents.

Geoffrey S. Corn and Peter Margulies analyzed the U.N. report on the 2018 Gaza border protests.

Benjamin Wittes shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast Shorts series, featuring a narrative reading of excerpts from court filings issued by Robert Mueller by Toomas Ilves, David Kris, John Legend, Rachel Maddow, Alina Polyakova and Charlie Sykes.

Lev Sugarman shared a Pentagon fact sheet listing military construction funding that could be diverted to build a border wall pursuant to President Trump’s emergency declaration.

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