The nomination of Adam Klein as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is a welcome move by the president.
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On Friday evening, the President nominated Jennifer Newstead to be the next Legal Adviser of the State Department.
A proposal to require Senate advice and consent on special envoys raises interesting constitutional questions.
The 55-page document of responses to questions for the record that Christopher Wray submitted to the Senate Judciary Committee.
Wray should be confirmed. But the Senate Judiciary Committee behaved poorly today.
Starting at 9:30am this morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee for FBI Director. Follow the livestream and keep up with Lawfare's liveblog below.
Wray's prepared remarks are available here.
Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's statement is available here.
Is the president's persistent and deliberate failure to identify candidates for executive branch offices not merely a sign of inept governance and deadlocked politics but also, at least in certain cases, a legal failing as well?
This morning at 10:00 ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the Justice Department's FY2018 budget request before the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I predict there is roughly zero chance that he will be asked zero questions about the FBI's Russia probe.
Watch the livestream here and follow along as we liveblog interesting moments below.
Almost lost in the maelstrom of other news yesterday, the White House sent seventeen new Presidential nominations to the Senate, including the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and four agency general counsels.
President Trump has dismissed FBI Director James Comey. The press statement of the White House, along with letters from President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is available below. A statement from Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner is included as well.