Jeffrey Stein  //  12/3/17  //  Topic Update

Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s wide-ranging inquiry into election interference (NYT).

Blackwater founder and Trump campaign supporter Erik Prince testified before the House Intelligence Committee, admitting that he met with a Kremlin-linked banker (WaPo).

  • Just Security discusses how Prince’s previous comments suggest he tried to downplay the significance of Russian hacking.

Jared Kushner met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to discuss possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election (CNNNYT).

FBI Director Christopher Wray assured the House Homeland Security Committee that the agency was working to prevent Russian interference in future elections (The Hill).

President Trump petitioned Republican lawmakers to help end the Russian election investigation (NYT).

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed a man believed believed to be the link between WikiLeaks and Roger Stone, an adviser to President Trump (NYT).

President Trump increasingly believes the Mueller investigation will wrap up by the end of the year (WP).

The Senate Judiciary Committee is relaxing a deadline for Jared Kushner to turn over documents related to its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election (Politico). 

President Trump’s approach to the Kremlin differs significantly from what a different president of either political party would have (Politico).

The FBI failed to inform U.S. government officials that a Russian operation was trying to access their personal emails (The HillAP).


Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump attempted to fire Special Counsel Mueller in June 2017 over his obstruction of justice probe, but refrained after White House Counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit.