Susan Hennessey

Susan Hennessey is Managing Editor of Lawfare and General Counsel of the Lawfare Institute. She is a Brookings Fellow in National Security Law. Prior to joining Brookings, Ms. Hennessey was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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The Russia Connection

Despite Denials, Michael Flynn Discussed Sanctions on Calls with Russian Ambassador

This evening the Washington Post reported that, National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn discussed sanctions during his December phone calls with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Previously both Flynn and the White House had repeated denied the accusation.

Refugees

BREAKING NEWS: Full Text of Draft Dissent Channel Memo on Trump Refugee and Visa Order

A copy of the draft dissent memo from Foreign Service officers and diplomats expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States.