//  4/23/17  //  Topic Update

Representative Mike Conaway is now leading the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian inference in the 2016 election, replacing Representative Devin Nunes who partially stepped aside amid a Congressional Ethics Office investigation into his potential disclosure of classified information (NYT).

  • Ryan Lizza reports on the fallout from the Trump Administration and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s efforts to “manufacture a fake” wiretapping scandal (New Yorker).

Trump adviser Carter Page reportedly first drew F.B.I. interest after delivering a Russia-friendly speech in Moscow last July (NYT).

A Putin-linked Russian government think tank developed a plan to hand the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine confidence in American democracy (Reuters).

  • The President should declassify the documents revealing the plans, Jon Schwarz argues at The Intercept.

Mary McCord, who has helped oversee the Justice Department’s probe into Russian interference in the presidential election, is leaving the federal government (The Intercept).

President Trump is poised to miss a self-imposed deadline Thursday to release a report on Russian hacking (The Hill).

Did Russian interference in the 2016 election violate international law? What about the planting of fake news? Two Penn Law panels featuring NSA Director General Michael Hayden discussed these questions and more (video and coverage from 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.