Episode 163 features Chinese cyberlaw, the hacking and leaking operation against Macron, the intelligence community's latest transparency report, and more.
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Three months into the Trump presidency, where does the relationship between the President and the intelligence community stand?
FBI Director James Comey says the idea he could have swayed the presidential election makes him “mildly nauseous.” President Trump is reaching out to autocrats and adversaries. Is it paying off? And the NSA reins in some of its surveillance operations. Plus, Shane was walking the red (purple) carpet with the glamorous co-hosts of Rational Security. Quinta directs your attention to a new Lawfare resource page on the Russia Connection. And Susan’s throne has been restored to its rightful place.
In this episode, I am joined by new Steptoe partner and former State Department legal advisor Brian Egan and debate Michael Schmitt, a prime mover in two Talinn Manuals on international law and cyber operations.
At our most recent Hoover Book Soiree, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Russell Miller—editor of a new volume on Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair—and Ralf Poscher, who contributed a chapter to the book, to chat about privacy and surveillance oversight post-Snowden.
Mike Flynn is back in hot water over money he took from foreign sources. The Senate Intelligence Committee is beefing up for a long investigation of Russian meddling in the election. And FBI Director Jim Comey is back in the spotlight again this week amid questions of how he handled the Clinton and Trump investigations. Plus, a most excellent listener sends us a most excellent present. And Quinta contemplates the president’s two Twitter accounts.
In this episode, Alan Cohn and Maury Shenk look at questions in Europe and elsewhere in my absence.
Mona Sedky, a Justice Department prosecutor who focuses on sextortion, speaks about her work at George Washington University Law School.
North Korea’s missile launch fizzles, but the ripples spread far and wide. CIA Director Mike Pompeo calls WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence service. And does the Globalist/Nationalist war in the White House really matter in the absence of a coherent foreign policy? Plus, Susan has been blocked by Dr. Gorka. Tamara remembers the Oklahoma City bombing. And Shane knows if you’re lying.
Julian Sanchez and Gus Hurwitz join the podcast to talk about Shadowbrokers, Abbott Labs, and Burger King.