In this post, I outline several questions on Donald Trump's policy approach toward China and the Asia-Pacific region and then provide an initial reading list for those analyzing potential policy futures for Trump in Asia.
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Remember how harshly Attorney General Eric Holder was criticized for not disclosing the FBI’s discovery of then CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair and improper communications with Paula Broadwell until just after the 2012 presidential election? That incident and this one should remind us it's not accurate or helpful to deny that the DOJ, and in this case the FBI, gets some discretion when it comes to deciding whether to make pre-election disclosures about ongoing investigations. The question is not whether they have discretion but what makes for reasonable exercise of that discretion.
The much-maligned Electoral College presents an important check on the dangers posed by this election.
A compendium of all Lawfare's election coverage.
We should consider what the academic literature on radicalism and radicalization can teach us about the Trump movement.
We have written a new paper on threats to American elections, considering operations that try to influence voters and threats to voting infrastructure itself.
Thanks to forensic software, investigators usually do not need to seize all of the data on a computer and can instead selectively copy portions for later analysis and use at trial. This raises the question: did the FBI violate the Fourth Amendment in seizing Huma Abedin’s emails instead of confining the seizure to Anthony Weiner’s communications?
There’s an elephant in the room alongside all these DOJ officials who are clucking about the FBI director’s having gone rogue: Attorney General Lynch, having been consulted ahead of time, let James Comey do it.
Answers to eighteen questions on the subject of the campaign, the email investigation, and the actions taken by Comey and the FBI.
The relevance of this letter is probably not that explosive new evidence of Clinton criminality has suddenly emerged. It is that Comey made a set of representations to Congress that have been complicated by new information, and he's informing Congress of that fact before the election.