Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Mikhaila Fogel
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:56 PM

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday of lying to Congress regarding the Mueller report, according to the Washington Post. A Justice Department spokesperson said her allegations were “reckless, irresponsible, and false.”

Facebook has banned extremist leaders Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos from the platform for being “dangerous,” said the Post.

U.S. and Taliban negotiators have begun another round of peace talks in Qatar, reported the New York Times.

One woman was killed and dozens injured in escalating violence between opposition supporters and government forces in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, said the BBC.

Sexual assaults in the military rose by nearly 38 percent last year according to data released by the Pentagon on Thursday, reported the Post.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Peter Margulies explored the weaknesses of President Trump’s proposed asylum policies.

Mikhaila Fogel shared a livestream of Attorney General Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Matthew Kahn shared a letter Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote to the attorney general expressing concerns about Barr’s initial characterization of the special counsel’s findings.

Jen Patja Howell posted the latest episodes of Rational Security in which Tamara Cofman Wittes, Shane Harris, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes discuss Rod Rosenstein, Mueller’s letter to Barr and national security advisor John Bolton.

Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck discussed the Mueller report, newly-released data from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Section 215 and more.

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