President Trump and his incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, make for a potentially explosive mix of ideology, temperament and ability.
David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC. He previously served as assistant attorney general for national security, associate deputy attorney general, trial attorney at the Department of Justice, general counsel at Intellectual Ventures, and deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer at Time Warner. He is the author or co-author of several works on national security, including the treatise National Security Investigations and Prosecutions, and has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Washington.
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Thomas Baker’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal is eminently forgettable. But its misguided criticism of the FBI’s post-9/11 embrace of counterintelligence highlights how much has changed since Donald Trump took office.
We can understand Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of Russian trolls as an effort to use law enforcement tools for counterintelligence purposes.
If the dishonesty of the Nunes memo is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.
A summary of David Kris's new paper for the National Constitution Center's May 10 event on "Digital Privacy in the 21st Century."
This paper examines one of the most interesting and important aspects of the new CIA guidelines on procedures pursuant to Executive Order 12333, concerning the acquisition, retention, use and dissemination of publicly available (or open-source) information concerning U.S. persons.