Bob Mueller indicts a slew of Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. Can the president distinguish between the national interest and his own? And the school shooting in Florida brings students to the frontline of the gun control debate. Plus, the word "fucked" appears on Lawfare for the first time, and for good reason. And Shane wonders if Jared Kushner will lose his interim security clearance.
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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Dozens of White House officials, including Jared Kushner, lack permanent security clearances. It’s been a really bad week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And U.S. intelligence chiefs present their annual list of threats to national security. Plus, I am at it again with FOIA. And Tamara is ironing her abaya.
Details of the Internet Research Agency’s operation to influence the 2016 election and U.S. political process.
Anatomy of a Presidential Untruth: What Data Did the Justice Department Really Provide the White House?
Last year, President Trump made gross misstatement about immigrants and terrorism and Justice Department data before a joint session of Congress. Here’s what happened behind the scenes.
Is the intelligence oversight process as we know it dead? We delve into the education of Kim Jong Un. And FBI emails show that the White House misled the public about the reaction to Jim Comey’s firing. Plus, is a very special object session segment, the gang shares one object lesson of joy, on Susan’s behalf.
Confidence in institutions to protect U.S. national security remains stable in January.
Susan Hennessey and I filed a brief today before the FISC suggesting that the court should clarify publicly whether it is satisfied with the DOJ’s conduct before it.