Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's statement to the House of Representatives on his role in former FBI Director James Comey's dismissal raises more questions than it answers.
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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James Comey was preoccupied throughout the period he and President Trump were in office together with the need to protect the FBI from inquiries on investigative matters from the White House.
President Trump lets the Russians in on a little secret. Jim Comey has been taking notes—of his meetings with the president. And what do this week’s extraordinary events tell us about where we are in this still unfolding national drama? Plus, Susan is moving on to gin. And Shane is under attack.
Quick reactions to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate L'Affaire Russe.
The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—a story that dramatically raises the stakes on the question of whether Trump's pattern of behavior constitutes obstruction of justice.
This evening, we got former DNI General Counsel Robert Litt on the line for a discussion with Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes of Donald Trump's disclosure of highly classified material to Russian officials.
The Washington Post this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office last week.