A depressing reflection on the state of norms and institutions.
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A Different View on the President’s Delegation of Declassification Authority to the Attorney General
There are good reasons to investigate the Trump campaign investigators, and to give the attorney general limited declassification authority for that investigation.
How to think about a post-Mueller oversight strategy for Congress
Read the special counsel’s remarks.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will deliver a statement at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday on the investigation he led into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. A livestream is available below, via the Washington Post.
President Trump has conferred on Attorney General Bill Barr an unprecedented power over the intelligence community. The delegation will only increase public mistrust toward the Justice Department.
It’s not clear whether criminal charges against hackers deter foreign adversaries, but they are still valuable.
President Trump has released a memorandum concerning "Agency Cooperation with Attorney General's Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns," available below.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019
No one defends the Mueller report’s actual reasoning, and there are good reasons why alternate arguments for the report’s conclusions did not make it into the document.
Testimony by Robert Mueller risks becoming a political circus. But Mueller could use the opportunity to reflect on his experience operating under the current legal regime for special counsels.