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11 Oct 2016, 11:19 am by Zachary Burdette, Quinta Jurecic
Benjamin Wittes revisited the potential for a Trump administration to abuse the powers of the Department of Justice. [read post]
6 Feb 2017, 11:19 am by Jordan Brunner
Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey assured those concerned that Rick Ledgett’s retirement from the NSA was not a political protest. [read post]
6 Jul 2016, 12:41 pm by Rishabh Bhandari, Caitlin Gilligan
Benjamin Wittes offered a quick and dirty analysis of Comey’s statement. [read post]
11 May 2017, 10:46 am by Rachel Bercovitz
Susan Hennessey and Quinta Jurecic considered whether the involvement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the dismissal of Comey constituted a violation of his pledge to recuse himself from “any existing or future investigations or any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President. [read post]
20 Sep 2016, 12:09 pm by Zachary Burdette, Quinta Jurecic
The father of the man suspected of engineering the bombs found in New York City and New Jersey on Saturday told police in 2014 that his son was a “terrorist,” briefly opening an FBI investigation, the New York Times reports. [read post]
30 Oct 2020, 1:17 pm by Sara Chimene-Weiss, Helen White
There’s always some worry about violence or intimidation at the polls, but this year that concern is particularly stark. [read post]
11 Jan 2019, 5:06 am by Anne Tindall, Jessica Marsden
 (Full disclosure: Protect Democracy, the group sponsoring the report, represents Lawfare contributors and editors Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith, Scott Anderson and Susan Hennessey on a number of separate matters.) [read post]
26 Jul 2016, 11:37 am by Rishabh Bhandari, David Hopen
National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese officials that while the two countries should work to ease tensions in the contested waters of the South China Sea, the United States would continue conducting naval operations in the region. [read post]
8 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm by Kate Mancuso
Jeff Sessions’s departure as Attorney General marks a “profoundly dangerous moment” in the investigation of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia, wrote Mikhaila Fogel, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, Matthew Kahn, Anushka Limaye, and Benjamin Wittes in an article for Lawfare. [read post]
24 Mar 2017, 11:25 am by Jordan Brunner
CNN informs us that House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has canceled the Committee’s scheduled open hearing next Tuesday with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. [read post]
12 Jun 2020, 2:35 pm by Masha Simonova
On June 1, police, along with the National Guard, rammed protestors and hit them with shields and batons to clear a path through Lafayette Square so that President Trump could make his way to St. [read post]
24 Aug 2019, 7:18 am by Erica Newland
In July, as the country rounded out Donald Trump’s 30th month as president, sirens blared about the integrity of the 2020 presidential elections. [read post]
Now that Congress has launched an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s effort to use the Ukrainian government to target a political rival, much ink has been spilled on the question of whether Trump’s actions amount to “high crimes and misdemeanors” for which he may be impeached. [read post]
9 Mar 2018, 4:00 am by Justin Florence, Ben Berwick
Late last year, in an interview with The New York Times, President Trump declared that he has the “absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department. [read post]
22 Jan 2020, 5:06 am by Randy Beck, John Langford
On Jan. 3, President Trump launched an unexpected drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force. [read post]
15 Mar 2017, 11:33 am by Jordan Brunner
The Washington Post informs us that the Justice Department has issued indictments for two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers for the theft of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014. [read post]
3 Mar 2017, 12:21 pm by Jordan Brunner
The New York Times tells us that after facing a bipartisan firestorm of criticism due to revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with and spoke to the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, twice during the election, he has agreed to recuse himself from investigations involving potentially improper contact between Trump associates and Russian officials. [read post]
25 Sep 2017, 11:20 am by Garrett Hinck
They will join Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes in a discussion on the challenges of lawyering for and against the current administration. [read post]
6 Jul 2022, 7:01 am by Quinta Jurecic
Again and again in recent years, current and former Justice Department officials—along with academics, journalists, and other commentators—have struggled to explain to the public the importance of Justice Department independence: the idea that the powers of law enforcement should not be wielded as a tool of political power. [read post]