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On Friday, the news broke that the special counsel is investigating whether Michael Flynn and his son plotted to deliver Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey. Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes analyzed the legal and political significance of this development.
What a week it was.
Matthew Kahn shared a primer on the history of the 25th Amendment and presidential disability after President Trump asked of the amendment, “What’s that?” Bob Litt reminded readers that the so-called "Steele dossier" did not play a role in the intellige
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On Friday, President Trump said he would decertify the Iran deal. Yishai Schwartz outlined how the decades-old American sanctions law framework made Trump’s decision possible. Suzanne Maloney criticized the Trump administration’s preoccupation with the deal as the U.S.
The Senate Intelligence Committee leadership briefed the press on the progress of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Vanessa Sauter posted the video and transcript.
Donald Trump unveiled the latest iteration of the travel ban this week, updating the list of countries and creating supposedly targeted restrictions based on a security review. Matthew Kahn posted the White House proclamation announcing the new measures. Russell Spivak summarized the administration’s updated restrictions.
Following the march of Juggalos on the National Mall last weekend, Nora Ellingsen explained who the Juggalos, why they marched, and the history of the litigation that gave rise to the gathering.