The FBI sent an investigator posed as a research assistant to Professor Stefan Halper to question George Papadopoulos about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in September 2016, according to the New York Times.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has given Attorney General Barr until 9 a.m. Monday to comply with a House subpoena for evidence underlying the Mueller report, says Politico. Nadler has said that he will hold Barr in contempt of Congress if the attorney general does not comply with the request.
Three Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee are seeking documents from the NRA to evaluate possibly financial crimes in the wake of leadership turmoil and accusations of blackmail, reported the Washington Post. The senators are looking into allegations of extortion, tax fraud and other financial misconduct.
Trump spoke with Putin Friday for more than an hour, covering topics that included Venezuela and the Mueller report, revealed Politico. The two also discussed North Korea and its nuclear program.
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Mikhaila Fogel and Quinta Jurecic analyzed whether Barr’s statements to Congress qualified as perjury.
Steve Slick announced the Bobby R. Inman award for student scholarship in intelligence and national security.
Elena Kagan launched a bonus edition of the Lawfare Podcast with a truncated audio version of the Barr hearings.
Jarod Taylor evaluated the potential for escalation in the U.S.-Turkey relationship.
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