In light of HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes's behavior yesterday, it is worth briefly reviewing the need for the new select committee, as well as our arguments as to why a select committee has advantages over an independent bipartisan commission—the model preferred by many Trump critics.
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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A few quick reactions to the HPSCI Chairman's press conferences and revelations today.
Reminder—Hoover Book Soiree: Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State
The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, March 28, when Ben will interview Graeme Wood on his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.
FBI Director James Comey makes it official: There is an investigation into Trump links to Russia. The top Democrat in the House investigating the Russian hacks makes a plea for civic virtue. And is Donald Trump his own worst enemy or his best defender?
The Lawfare Podcast, Special Emergency Edition: Comey and Rogers Versus the Comittee, the Good Parts Version
We've cut down the testimony by Director Comey and Admiral Rogers before HPSCI yesterday down to less than an hour, giving you only what you need to know.
On the evening of Thursday, April 6th, please join us for the 2017 Triple Entente Beer Summit—the third iteration of what is now an Annual National Security State Affair.