Britany Riley  //  8/20/17  //  Topic Update

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 publicnote Ryan Goodman and Alex Whiting at Just Security.

When criminal and counterintelligence investigations overlap, potential indictments may take a long time to comewrites 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 Presidentargues 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). 

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.