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The first signs of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia emerge. State Department employees say they’re uncertain about the future of their work under the Trump administration. And the president is facing a crisis in North Korea as he prepares to meet with world leaders, including Vladimir Putin. Plus,Shane thinks the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can solve all kinds of problems. And I draw up a target list for #BabyCannon.
Today we deliver the second half of our bifurcated holiday podcast with an interview of Richard Ledgett, recently retired from his tour as NSA’s deputy director.
In Episode 172, we cover last week's collusion stories, the CFIUS logjam, and the failure of the UN CGE to produce a final report.
Today, the Wall Street Journal published a remarkable story that for the first time offers concrete evidence—not conclusive evidence, to be sure—of attempts at collusion between people connected to the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. The story opens:
The gang is back after a week off for foreign travel. Barack Obama may not have responded forcefully enough to Russian meddling, but is President Trump responding at all? A diplomatic crisis in the Gulf is the first major test for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. And the Supreme Court agrees to take up Trump’s travel ban. Plus, Susan has found the Italian loophole in aviation security, and it’s delicious. I have found a new source of power. And Tamara has a video you should watch.
Had you seen the word “limitrophe” before Justice Breyer used it in his dissent in Herndandez v. Mesa? Neither had Professors Vladeck and Chesney, but that doesn’t stop them from exploring the Supreme Court’s action in that cross-border shooting case, with its implications for Bivens, qualified immunity, and the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment. Nor does Travel Ban fatigue stop them from unpacking all the details in Trump v.
This week, Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post joined the podcast to discuss Russia's information operations attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In episode 235 of the Lawfare Podcast, Ben talks to Avi Issacharoff and Dov Sedaka about the Israeli television show Fauda.
Episode 24 of the National Security Law Podcast covers the Supreme Court decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, developments in the Syrian conflict, updates on Travel Ban litigation, and Game of Thrones spoilers.