Derek Reinbold  //  8/13/17  //  Topic Update

The FBI raided the home of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, in connection with Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe (WaPoNYT).

  • Alex Whiting outlines what the FBI search may mean for the status of the Russia investigation at Just Security.
  • The raid of former Trump advisor Paul Manafort’s home suggests that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation had probable cause to believe the search would uncover time-sensitive evidence of a crime, argues Julian Sanchez on Just Security
  • The President claims the raid was “pretty tough stuff.” (Politico)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn (The Hill).

The question of whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted has serious implications beyond indictment, writes Ryan Goodman at Just Security.

President Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the U.S. money, after President Putin’s decision to expel a significant number of State Department staff from Russia (NYTWaPoPolitico).

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.