Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Mikhaila Fogel
Monday, April 22, 2019, 3:15 PM

Nearly 300 people were killed and 500 injured in suicide bombings at churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, reported the New York Times. According to the Washington Post, the government has blamed a local Islamist militant group, but the government suspects the group had international assistance. The Post also noted that several Americans were among the dead.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the U.S. is prepared to impose sanctions on key allies unless the cease to buy Iranian oil, reported the Post.  

The leader of an armed U.S. militia on the southern border has been arrested on firearms charges after a video emerged of his group holding migrants against their will, according to the Post.

President Trump and the Trump Organization have sued House Committee on Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings over his subpoena for Trump’s tax returns, said the Wall Street Journal. Lawfare shared the complaint.

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Susan Hennessey and Quinta Jurecic argued that the Mueller report demands an impeachment inquiry.

Jurecic also synthesized all of the instances described in the Mueller report which the President Trump may have obstructed justice.

Samuel Moyn explored how the special counsel’s prosecutorial choices highlight weaknesses of American governance. 

Paul Rosenzweig posed some questions for Attorney General Bill Barr.

Jessie Durrett analyzed the unintended consequences of U.S.-Taliban peace talks.

Jen Patja Howell shared the latest interview in the Culper Partners rule-of-law series on the Lawfare Podcast, in which David Kris and Nate Jones interview former senior Department of Justice and White House official Ron Klain.

 

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