Eve Levin // 8/6/17 //
The House Judiciary Committee’s adoption of a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the Hillary Clinton campaign is inappropriate, writes Quinta Jurecic at Lawfare.
By a vote of 66-31, the Senate confirmed Kevin Newsom, President Trump’s nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (How Appealing).
Due to his role in authoring the “torture memos” as head of the Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush, the Senate should reject the nomination of Steven Bradbury as general counsel of the Department of Transportation, suggests Daphne Eviatar at Just Security.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake publicly criticizes President Trump and his own party’s response to the White House in his new book, writes Lisa Mascaro at the Los Angeles Times.