The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is allowing Rep. Devin Nunes’s defamation suit against the Washington Post to proceed.
Latest in Campaign 2016
On July 16, the Department of Justice charged Thomas Barrack, a former advisor to the 2016 Trump Campaign, with acting as an agent of a foreign government.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report calls on political campaigns to build protections against becoming channels for illicit foreign state influence. But lawmakers should also consider reforming the law.
In a previous post, I discussed how a competent lawyer would have responded to a campaign’s proposal that it accept a foreign government’s offer to help with the campaign. The lawyer, I wrote, would have quickly spotted a whole host of issues under federal campaign finance laws and would certainly have advised against any such engagement.
Former acting solicitor general Walter Dellinger tweeted a question last week:
Who decided that the right word for the Russian military/intelligence attack on our democratic election was "meddling"? This trivializing term is defined as to "busy oneself unduly with something that is not one's concern" The attack was that, of course, but so much more.
On the June 21 episode of Preet Bharara’s podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet,” a listener called in to ask about the legal meaning of the word “collusion.” Bharara and his two guests were quick to set the record straight; the term collusion, despite it frequent use, has no actual legal definition outside of antitrust law.
On Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general released its final report on conduct by FBI and Justice Department leadership during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The full report is below.
A law-nerd analysis of whether Donald J. Trump Jr. violated the CFAA based on his recently-disclosed e-mail.
On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and associated persons, and WikiLeaks, alleging an illegal conspiracy to influence the outcome of the election.