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Lawfare No Bull: Matt Olsen Talks Cyber Threats and the ODNI's Latest Report

On April 29th, at the 2022 Verify Conference hosted by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Aspen Institute, journalist Aruna Viswanatha hosted a fireside chat with Matt Olsen, the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Justice Department.

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Lawfare No Bull: Jan. 6 Committee Talks Contempt Charges for Former Trump Aides

Today on Lawfare No Bull: The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol held a meeting on March 28. They discussed a report recommending that the House of Representatives hold former Trump aides Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino, Jr. in contempt of Congress for their roles in the insurrection and their refusal to comply with the investigation:

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Lawfare No Bull: President Biden's Address From Warsaw

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On March 26, President Biden gave a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, on the efforts of the U.S. and NATO to support the people of Ukraine amid their ongoing conflict following Russia’s invasion. He called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the violence, and encouraged all democratic nations to stand with the people of Ukraine.

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Lawfare No Bull: Ukrainian President Zelensky Addresses Congress

Today on Lawfare No Bull: In a virtual address to Congress on March 16th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the U.S. to support a no-fly zone over Ukraine and to provide military aid to help defend themselves against Russia. Zelensky also played a video, which we cut but is worth watching, showing visuals of civilians being killed and injured in the ongoing conflict:

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Lawfare No Bull: The 2022 State of the Union Address

Today on Lawfare No Bull: President Biden gave his first State of the Union address this week, which we present to you in full—minus the applause. Biden discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Democrats' plans for addressing inflation, crime and healthcare, including COVID-19 related bills:

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Lawfare No Bull: The DOJ's Role in Combatting Nation State Threats

Today on Lawfare No Bull: Earlier this week, the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hosted an event on the Justice Department’s role in combatting nation state threats. Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at DOJ, spoke about the issue and then sat down for a fireside chat with the Director of Policy at NSI, John Lipsey, to answer some questions:

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Lawfare No Bull: Deputy AG Lisa Monaco at the Munich Cyber Security Conference

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Thursday, Feb. 17, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco delivered the keynote address at the Munich Cyber Security Conference 2022. She spoke about past enforcement actions against cyber criminals, including the seizure of ransomware payments and other hacks, the FBI’s Virtual Asset Exploitation Unit, the DOJ’s appointment of former AUSA Eun Young Choi as director of the DOJ’s national cryptocurrency enforcement team and other matters related to cryptocurrency regulation and incident responses to malevolent cyber actors:

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Lawfare No Bull: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Cost of U.S. Drone Strikes

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Wednesday February 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the legal and human costs of U.S. drone strikes. The committee heard from five witnesses including Hina Shamsi, Director of the National Security Project at the ACLU; Radhya al-Mutawakel, Chairperson of the Mwatana for Human Rights in Yemen; Stephen Pomper, Chief of Policy at the International Crisis Group; Retired Air Force General and Chief of Staff John Jumper; and Nathan Sales, Former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterrorism at the State Department:

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