Ian Eppler  //  8/24/17  //  Topic Update

  • Congressional investigators have located an email from Trump campaign aide Rick Dearborn in which he referenced efforts to arrange a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Vladimir Putin (CNN).
  • Glenn Simpson, co-founder of a firm behind the controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump, spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors (The Hill).
  • Congressional inquiries related to Russian interference gain significance as speculation continues about President Trump’s plans to end Robert Mueller’s investigation; Faiza Patel, at Just Securityoffers 20 questions for the investigators.
  • When investigating a businessperson like President Trump, you have to follow the money, writes Adam Davidson in a lengthy analysis of President Trump’s business dealings for the New Yorker.
  • Donald Trump Jr. is in Robert Mueller’s crosshairs, as the special counsel tries to determine Trump Jr.’s intent when attended the controversial June, 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer (Buzzfeed).
  • Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant who met last summer with senior Trump campaign officials, is under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, and has deeper ties to the Russian government than previously known (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.