The military has been not been a refuge from the Trump administration's norm-defying nature. This week, Jack Goldsmith speaks to Phil Carter, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, about the history of civil-military relations, episodes that highlight the Trump administration's departure from that tradition, and what that may mean for the future.
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On Tuesday morning, the special counsel filed the following criminal information document in D.C. federal district court. The document describes false statements made by Alex van der Zwaan. After a plea hearing on Tuesday afternoon, the special counsel's office released a statement of offense and plea agreement for van der Zwaan.
Details of the Internet Research Agency’s operation to influence the 2016 election and U.S. political process.
On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities involved in efforts to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election. Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes discusses what the indictment means for L'Affaire Russe and U.S. national security with David Kris, Paul Rosenzweig and Matt Tait.
On Feb. 12, the special counsel's office and Richard Pinedo entered a plea agreement. The agreement, as well as the criminal information document and statement of the offense, are below.
Livestream: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Press Conference for Law Enforcement Announcement
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will give a press conference at 1:15 p.m.
The special counsel has indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three defendants are also charged with wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft. The full indictment is below: