Britany Riley // 8/20/17 //
Trump campaign advisors repeatedly attempted to set up meetings with Russian officials (WaPo).
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has three potential options for making the grand jury report public, note Ryan Goodman and Alex Whiting at Just Security.
When criminal and counterintelligence investigations overlap, potential indictments may take a long time to come, writes John Sipher at Just Security.
Unlike then-independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Mueller does not have the tenure afforded by the unique Watergate regulations, and thus does not have authority to indict a sitting President, argues Ronald Rotunda at Justia.
Mueller’s investigation should be supplemented by rigorous Congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, argue Danielle Brian and Faiza Patel at The Hill.
A Ukrainian hacker is cooperating with the FBI after a malware program he wrote was used in the Russian hacking operation of the DNC (NYT).