Ian Eppler  //  4/16/17  //  Topic Update

British intelligence agencies intercepted communications between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials during the 2016 Election, reports CNN.

  • The Guardian reports such evidence shows “specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion.”

Given all of the Russian connections within President Trump’s team, are there too many to be coincidental, asks Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post.

  • Senator Mark Warner, the lead Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, views the Russia investigation as the most important work of his career (Politico).

Trump’s abrupt shift to a diplomatic clash with Russia suggests unpredictable relations ahead (NYT).

The FBI obtained a FISA warrant to monitor a former Trump advisor, reports Ellen Nakashima, Devlin Barrett, and Adam Entous (WaPo).

Congressman urges “no unilateral change in our position on Russia” without the approval of Congress (The Hill).

The NYT breaks down the Russian hacking in 200 words.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on the Kremlin to “confront” its meddling in the 2016 U.S. Election (WaPo).

Congressman Devin Nunes will “step away” from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, but what that means is unclear, notes Ian Samuel at Take Care.

There is clear evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election, argue Jordan Brunner, Quinta Jurecic, and Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare.


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.