Derek Reinbold  //  4/30/17  //  Topic Update

The Pentagon’s top watchdog has initiated an investigation into whether Michael Flynn failed to obtain proper approval to receive money from Russian and Turkish groups (Washington Post).

  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr asked the public for patience regarding the panel’s investigation into campaign collusion (The Daily Beast).

Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, likely violated federal law by not disclosing business dealings with Russia, according to the heads of the House Oversight Committee (NY TimesWaPo).

  • The Trump Administration rejected a request from the House Oversight Committee to produce more documents regarding income Flynn received from foreign governments, including Russia (The Hill).

Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said Thursday that Russian meddling in U.S. elections could become “normalized” if the government does not respond to Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election (The Hill).

The House Intelligence Committee will continue its Russia investigation with new leadership and an updated witness list and plans for hearings (WaPo).

Senator Ben Cardin, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no longer feels that President Trump will undo sanctions against Russia (Politico).

According to the New York Times, FBI Director James Comey struggled to balance the nascent investigation into Russian interference with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

At The Hill, Morgan Chalfant raises five questions for Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who took over the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference after Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) recused himself.

The House Intelligence Committee asked several Obama administration officials, including former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, to testify publicly regarding the investigation into Russian interference (The Hill).

Intelligence officials are concerned about potential Russian interference into upcoming European elections (The Hill).

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.