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18 Aug 2018, 10:38 am by Mikhaila R. Fogel
Benjamin Wittes began the week by analyzing a little-known Office of Legal Counsel opinion from 1973 on whether the president can be subpoenaed. [read post]
18 Aug 2018, 10:30 am by Jen Patja Howell
Benjamin Wittes sat down Friday afternoon with Bradley Moss, who represents people in security clearance revocation processes, to discuss the president's move, how different it is from a normal security clearance action, and what we can expect if a lawsuit develops. [read post]
16 Aug 2018, 10:59 am by Chibli Mallat
I have long supported a proposal along the lines of what Benjamin Wittes sets forth in his essay suggesting a possible future for Israel-Palestine as a federal state. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 12:00 pm by Sarah Tate Chambers
Benjamin Wittes continued the week-long feature on federalist governance in the Middle East. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 4:51 am by Nathan J. Brown
  Benjamin Wittes’s proposal to move Israel in a federal direction is both valuable and seriously flawed. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 3:50 am by Edith Roberts
” At The Atlantic, Benjamin Wittes laments that “Kavanaugh is preponderantly likely to be confirmed by the Senate, yet for all the wrong reasons”: “not because of any of his virtues, though he has many virtues,” but “because Republicans right now have the raw political power to confirm him on their own. [read post]
14 Aug 2018, 11:53 am by Mikhaila R. Fogel
Benjamin Wittes examined a recently-released Watergate era Office of Legal Counsel opinion entitled “Presidential Amenability to Judicial Subpoenas,” and its implications for the Mueller investigation. [read post]
13 Aug 2018, 6:13 am by Mila Versteeg
Introducing A Collection of Essays on Federalism in the Middle East The first essay in this collection is Benjamin Wittes’s proposal for a federal Israel. [read post]
11 Aug 2018, 5:18 am by Victoria Clark
  Victoria Clark, Matthew Kahn, Mikhaila Fogel, Quinta Jurecic, and Benjamin Wittes offered their analysis of the latest twist in a L'Affaire Russe subplot: Peter Smith and the case of the 33,000 missing emails. [read post]
10 Aug 2018, 7:45 pm by Mikhaila R. Fogel
Benjamin Wittes is joined by Buzzfeed reporter Anthony Cormier and former assistant attorney general for national security David Kris to make sense of it all. [read post]
9 Aug 2018, 12:10 pm by Victoria Clark
Jen Patja Howell posted this week’s Rational Security—the ‘Ask Us Anything’ Edition—in which Quinta Jurecic, Shannon Togawa Mercer, Tamara Cofman Wittes and Benjamin Wittes answered listener questions submitted on Twitter. [read post]
4 Aug 2018, 3:12 pm by Victoria Clark
On Rational Security, Shane Harris, Susan Hennessey, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Benjamin Wittes discussed TSA tracking, Trump’s offer to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and more. [read post]
3 Aug 2018, 12:35 pm by Hannah Kris
Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes updated their 2017 post “Seven Theories of the Case: What Do We Really Know about L’Affaire Russe and What Could it all Mean? [read post]
Benjamin Wittes and Emma Kohse also discussed criticisms and advantages of the Google Surveys methodology at some length in this paper [read post]
2 Aug 2018, 11:08 am by Victoria Clark
Jen Patja Howell posted this week’s episode of Rational Security in which Shane Harris, Susan Hennessey, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Benjamin Wittes covered TSA tracking, Trump’s offer to Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, and more. [read post]
1 Aug 2018, 11:52 am by Victoria Clark
Benjamin Wittes shared a letter he received from the Department of Justice in response to his request for records backing up a statement that President Trump made during his first address to a Joint Session of Congress in February 2017s. [read post]
31 Jul 2018, 10:55 am by Benjamin Wittes
” Justice Department letter to Benjamin Wittes, July 24, 2018   It isn’t every day that the U.S. [read post]
28 Jul 2018, 10:30 am by Jen Patja Howell
To talk it through, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Tom Wright, the director of the Center on the United States and Europe; Amanda Sloat, the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe; and Shannon Togawa Mercer from the Hoover Institution and Lawfare. [read post]
28 Jul 2018, 4:53 am by Victoria Clark
Shane Harris, Susan Hennessey, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Benjamin Wittes discussed the unprecedented release and the president’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week on Rational Security: After the White House announced that President Trump is considering stripping the security clearances of six former intelligence officials, Bradley Moss explored whether he has the authority to do so. [read post]