Derek Reinbold // 3/26/17 //
Senator John McCain has called for a Senate Select Committee or Independent Commission to investigate Russian interference and possible collusion by the Trump campaign (WaPo).
Senator Mark Warner wants the Senate Intelligence Committee to speak with President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of its investigation (The Hill).
Representative Adam Schiff, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said that there is “more than circumstantial evidence” of Trump associates’ collusion with Russia (Politico).
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussed Russian intervention in elections in the United States and Europe in a speech to the Brookings Institution (Lawfare).
CNN reports: "The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign."
Investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election by the Senate Intelligence Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and FBI have been muddled by overlapping agendas and political sniping, the New York Times reports.
The Constitution's Treason Clause may apply to U.S. persons complicit in election-related Russian cyberattacks, as Rebeca Puckwalter-Poza notes in the Pacific Standard.
Edward Snowden’s disclosure of NSA files may have encouraged Russia to engage in covert operations surrounding the 2016 election, argues Edward Jay Epstein (Lawfare).