Benjamin Wittes

Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books and is co-chair of the Hoover Institution's Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law.

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FBI Director James Comey

All the Director's Employees: Data Show the White House Lied about Support for Jim Comey

On our Foreign Policy feed, we explain how newly released employee survey data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation disproves the president's claim that former FBI Director James Comey had lost the confidence of the rank-and-file. The article begins: 

Podcasts

Rational Security: The 'Fire and Fury' Edition

President Trump warns North Korea not to “make any more threats to the United States” with its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a new crackdown on press leaks. And the Russia investigation heats up with a grand jury and a pre-dawn raid. Plus, a big thank-you to our listeners for their Twitter love last week. Check out our Twitter moment of your fabulous cocktail suggestions! And we give out some mugs.

Secrecy & Leaks

Some Complicated Thoughts on Leaks and Leak Investigations

On [email protected], Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey consider Attorney General Jeff Sessions's press conference on prioritizing leak investigations.