The Biden administration should catalogue cybersecurity resources; improve federal coordination and response to domestic cyber incidents; and establish the lines of responsibility for the provision of intelligence support to the private sector.
Latest in Transition 2020
The news about the federal investigations of Hunter Biden highlights the growing spate of politically fraught federal law enforcement investigations of prominent political officials or their family members.
The current risk of document destruction warrants an explanation of an outgoing administration’s legal obligations to preserve government records and what happens to one administration’s records after its successor takes office.
How can a Biden administration best reorient the department to serve the nation’s safety?
This Thursday, Dec. 10, at noon EST, Suzanne Maloney, the vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, and Lawfare senior editor Scott R. Anderson will join Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes to answer questions from the Lawfare community about the challenges facing U.S.-Iranian relations during the transition period from the Trump to the Biden administration.
William Barr has played a dirty trick on his successor—one that will put the next attorney general in a genuine bind.
Biden would be well within the bounds of law and norms were he to directly instruct the attorney general not to investigate or prosecute Trump or close Trump associates. But he has suggested that he wants his attorney general to make this decision.
President-elect Joe Biden chose not to go to court. But the Administrative Procedure Act provides tools that a winning candidate could use to force the hand of a reluctant General Services Administration.
Tweets from Trump and his inner circle show how close the Trump campaign is in tone and style to Russian disinformation. This type of disinformation poses huge challenges for U.S. democracy, and for the Republican Party.
Michigan law concerning the Board of State Canvassers suggests that President Trump’s effort to halt certification won’t amount to much.