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The distinction between @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump is the distinction between the office and the person who fills it—what we might call the President’s “Twitter politic” and his “Twitter natural.”
Today, the Brookings Institution is hosting a forum on President Trump's first 100 days in office. The first panel discussion, on national security issues, will feature Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey along with Leon Wieseltier in a conversation moderated by Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal. A livestream of the event is available below.
The people at the Justice Department's National Security Division are not the sort of people who grossly mischaracterize facts in order to make political points. I think the President lied about what Justice Department data shows about the national origin of terrorism convicts.
What the Data Really Show about Terrorists Who “Came Here,” Part III: What if You Included Domestic Terrorism Cases?
The Justice Department data about which President Trump appears to have been talking excludes domestic terrorism cases. The picture if very different if you don’t do that.
Which countries are, and which countries are not, exporting terrorists to the United States? And are those the same countries from which Trump’s executive order would ban entry?
President Trump declared to a Joint Session of Congress that Justice Department data show the “vast majority” of people convicted of terrorist crimes came from overseas. Here’s why that’s not true.
With six hours to spare before the 48-hour deadline in section 4 of the War Powers Resolution, the White House has sent the President's report to Congress on Thursday evening's missile attacks on Syria.
The text is here:
THE WHITE HOUSE
It has become a kind of mantra in the defense of Donald Trump on matters related to L’Affaire Russe that there’s no evidence of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russian active measures operation. But this defense is erroneous.
The changes to the National Security Council—the removal of Steve Bannon and the subordination of the Homeland Security Advisor—appear to reflect an assertion of greater management authority by President Trump’s new National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster.