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Counterintelligence Investigations and the Special Counsel’s Mandate: Part I

Most commentators have assumed that the scope of Robert Mueller's investigation will be governed by the 1999 regulation authorizing the appointment of a “Special Counsel” that was enacted in the wake of the lapse of the independent-counsel statute. But the counterintelligence investigation that Rosenstein appears to have intended to delegate to the Special Counsel is inconsistent with the criminal focus of that regulation.

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Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump

Unless Trump is completely delusional, we should probably assume that at least some conversations—maybe even three of them—took place in which Trump sought information about his status with respect to one or more FBI matters and Comey said something in response. The really interesting question is what he might have said.

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Flynn Misled Pentagon Security Clearance Investigators on Russia Payments, Cummings Says

Hours after former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn indicated his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings has released a letter indicating that Flynn misled Pentagon security clearance investigators on his receipt of payments from the Kremlin-backed Russian television network RT.

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Michael Flynn Declines to Comply with Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoena

Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has declined to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to obtain records of Flynn's communications with Russian officials and of his communications with the Trump campaign regarding Russia. Flynn's lawyers sent the below letter to SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner regarding Flynn's refusal to comply.

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The Scope of the Mueller Probe: Will the Public Learn What Was Uncovered?

There are a lot of unanswered questions about the probe new special counsel Robert Mueller will lead into the Trump-Russia issues. I want to offer some thoughts on two questions that are already being raised: what is Mueller’s jurisdiction, and will the public learn what he uncovers?

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