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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:bd6b379e-908e-2d66-93d6-275042ee9084 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:15:31 -0400 <p>Former Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has found a new role as a contributor to two major media outlets.</p> <p>Emanuel's last day in office was Monday, but only a day later the former White House chief of staff has already found roles at the <em>Atlantic</em> and ABC News.</p> <p>"Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining The Atlantic as a contributing editor, where he’ll write for the Ideas section," Politico's Michael Calderone was the first to <a href="https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2019/05/21/inside-the-next-crisis-on-capitol-hill-438490" rel="noopener" target="_blank">report</a>. "Emanuel has written several times for The Atlantic in recent months, including on &#8216;what the press is missing about Pete Buttigieg.'"</p> <p>Emanuel's first piece for the magazine argued that Democrats should seize upon populist anger at elites in 2020 the way Trump had in 2016, writing, "if Democrats want to address simmering middle-class anger, they need to deliver justice."</p> <p>Later that day, the Daily Beast <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/rahm-emanuel-joins-abc-news-as-contributor" rel="noopener" target="_blank">reported</a> that Emanuel will also be joining ABC News as a political analyst, appearing primarily on <em>Good Morning America</em>. According to their sources, Emanuel was in talks with both MSNBC and CNN before landing at ABC.</p> <p>Emanuel is a controversial figure both within his own party and in Chicago. The two-term mayor had to <a href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-announces-not-run-reelection/">bow out</a> of his 2019 re-election bid amid low approval ratings driven by his handling of the investigation into the police shooting of young black man Laquan McDonald.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/former-chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-joins-the-atlantic-abc-news/" rel="nofollow">Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins the Atlantic, ABC News</a> appeared first on <a href="https://freebeacon.com" rel="nofollow">Washington Free Beacon</a>.</p><br><br><img src="https://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/rahm-1.jpg" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/1091244" width="16" height="16"> Washington Free Beacon politics Alex Griswold AssociatedPress's YouTube Videos: Abortion rights supporters rally in Georgia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfQbWtyI0Mk 1. VIDEO NEWS from mikenova (49 sites) urn:uuid:f7c88ba8-c7f6-f5c5-f94e-ea0c8bb71a05 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:10:45 -0400 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VfQbWtyI0Mk?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC52X5wxOL_s5yw0dQk7NtgA">AssociatedPress</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 01:23<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. (May 21)</p> <p>Subscribe for more Breaking News: <a href="http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress">http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress</a> <br />Website: <a href="https://apnews.com">https://apnews.com</a><br />Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/AP">https://twitter.com/AP</a><br />Facebook: <a href="https://facebook.com/APNews">https://facebook.com/APNews</a><br />Google+: <a href="https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374">https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374</a><br />Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/APNews/">https://www.instagram.com/APNews/</a><br />​</p> <p>You can license this story through AP Archive: <a href="http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2b06ce948b5ab6676465a4f5fc45ed37">http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2b06ce948b5ab6676465a4f5fc45ed37</a></p></div> <img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VfQbWtyI0Mk/maxresdefault.jpg" style="display: none;" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/2236140" width="16" height="16"> AssociatedPress's YouTube Videos AssociatedPress "International Security" - Google News: Pakistani Duplicity Caused the United States to Lose in Afghanistan - The National Interest Online https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/pakistani-duplicity-caused-united-states-lose-afghanistan-58752 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:811e773d-ffb9-1a40-ea99-d102e42f8586 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:53 -0400 <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/pakistani-duplicity-caused-united-states-lose-afghanistan-58752" target="_blank">Pakistani Duplicity Caused the United States to Lose in Afghanistan</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The National Interest Online</font><p>Islamabad's objectives for Afghanistan have always been different than those of the United States.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nGgh22yqYbOzBqtJ-2bH64HqYtIv7SuIlN00_sYs8CcG-Jl4Qci8bKtA_ty0ZZ8aCtfqBGi_p9c1I7F3nTUtKZZ2T0blX51WF_DjffoMf1jlNnQWrdIDXi8rt_o=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6449905" width="16" height="16"> "International Security" - Google News Politics: The legend of Donald Trump’s rich cop https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-legend-of-donald-trumps-rich-cop/2019/05/21/9f978954-0c6f-4ff7-a342-df32a2d5c3d8_story.html 1. World and Politics from mikenova (11 sites) urn:uuid:427e34fa-1bc6-1913-083f-bb3e87852fce Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:38 -0400 A police officer Trump says he spoke to in December 2018 keeps getting wealthier.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Philip Bump US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/russian-bombers-alaska-intercept/index.html Top Stories - Google News urn:uuid:c8a71a14-0190-1954-88a4-bed62a0a7d76 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:08:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/russian-bombers-alaska-intercept/index.html" target="_blank">US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNN</font><p>US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North ...</p><strong><a href="https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpJZ2RfNGpZQU1FU0o1bGNBUk9FSExLQUFQAQ?oc=5" target="_blank">View full coverage on Google News</a></strong> Top stories - Google News: US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/russian-bombers-alaska-intercept/index.html 1. 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VIDEO NEWS from mikenova (49 sites) urn:uuid:78c6eb34-933a-d202-1f16-3cb2874e1031 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:07:12 -0400 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j5UtA48u6eM?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg">RussiaToday</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 01:51<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>Students scuffled with police during protests in Algiers on Tuesday held to call for the removal from office of officials from the previous administration, and for the postponement of the country's presidential election, planned for July 4.</p> <p>Carrying the Algerian flag and chanting slogans, protesters reportedly demanded the establishment of a transitional authority to review the country's constitution and ensure free and fair elections.</p> <p>On Monday, Algerian army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, reaffirmed his commitment to holding the presidential election on July 4, stressing that it could help Algeria avoid prolonging the current political crisis.</p> <p>The protests began on February 16, shortly after then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he was running for re-election. </p> <p>Bouteflika resigned on April 2, following months of pressure from protesters and the military; however, the protests continued.<br />Protesters now want to sweep away the remnants of Boutieflika's inner circle and make sure the old guard cannot hand-pick a new president.</p> <p>COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT <a href="http://ruptly.tv">http://ruptly.tv</a></p> <p>RT LIVE <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc</a> </p> <p>Check out <a href="http://rt.com">http://rt.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to RT! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday">http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RTnews">http://www.facebook.com/RTnews</a><br />Follow us on VK <a href="https://vk.com/rt_international">https://vk.com/rt_international</a><br />Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/RT_com">http://twitter.com/RT_com</a><br />Follow us on Instagram <a href="http://instagram.com/rt">http://instagram.com/rt</a><br />Follow us on Google+ <a href="http://plus.google.com/+RT">http://plus.google.com/+RT</a><br />Follow us on Soundcloud <a href="https://soundcloud.com/rttv">https://soundcloud.com/rttv</a></p> <p>#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. 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World and Politics from mikenova (11 sites) urn:uuid:c56568b2-5ac4-72dc-30bd-4f1be98fdf83 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:04:18 -0400 Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo's re-election, a Reuters witness said.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=kldq6fk3T_4:5xsv8-4OcdE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=kldq6fk3T_4:5xsv8-4OcdE:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=kldq6fk3T_4:5xsv8-4OcdE:F7zBnMyn0Lo" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=kldq6fk3T_4:5xsv8-4OcdE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=kldq6fk3T_4:5xsv8-4OcdE:V_sGLiPBpWU" /></a> </div><img alt="" height="1" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~4/kldq6fk3T_4" width="1" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/221007" width="16" height="16"> Reuters: World News worldnews WSJ What’s News: J.C. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:8c60ca78-cc0c-2ee8-bd7b-0bc334fffcec Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:17 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html" target="_blank">House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The Judiciary Committee's move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration's resistance to congressional probes.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5180414" width="16" height="16"> "james b. comey" - Google News Reuters: World News: U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on Iran http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/tsG05e0HXUY/u-s-lawmakers-see-tamping-down-of-trump-rhetoric-on-iran-idUSKCN1SR2CA 1. World and Politics from mikenova (11 sites) urn:uuid:44dd8a80-a350-0e0c-f579-f4e7c56912b0 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:13 -0400 U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=tsG05e0HXUY:zl_3Sc-uxwE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=tsG05e0HXUY:zl_3Sc-uxwE:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=tsG05e0HXUY:zl_3Sc-uxwE:F7zBnMyn0Lo" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=tsG05e0HXUY:zl_3Sc-uxwE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=tsG05e0HXUY:zl_3Sc-uxwE:V_sGLiPBpWU" /></a> </div><img alt="" height="1" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~4/tsG05e0HXUY" width="1" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/221007" width="16" height="16"> Reuters: World News worldnews The Global Security News: “fbi scandal” – Google News: DiGenova: Intel Officials Lying About Spying Shows You “How Frightened They Are Of Bill Barr” – RealClearPolitics http://globalsecuritynews.org/2019/05/21/fbi-scandal-google-news-digenova-intel-html/ 1. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:4460139b-1182-ceab-c14e-f1981859c142 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:00:00 -0400 <p><b>Charlie Gao</b></p> <p><em>Security, </em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/problem-russian-soldiers-are-complaining-about-exploding-guns-58737"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/ak_1.jpg?itok=7Ua6UubS" /></a> <h3>The ammo might be the issue. </h3> <p><em>When combined with an open bolt gun like the Shpagin submachine gun, the results are catastrophic. Because of the fixed firing pin on the bolt of the gun, the cartridge detonated before the bolt was fully locked, destroying the firearm.</em></p> <p>Russian infantry weapons have a reputation for reliability. The AK and PKM are renowned for enduring through adverse conditions, powered by their powerful long-stroke piston actions. However, a recent <a href="https://warhead.su/2018/04/26/luchshie-v-mire-chto-ne-tak-s-rossiyskimi-patronami" rel="noopener" target="_blank">report by warhead.su</a> suggests that when these weapons do fail in Russian service, the problem is often not in their design, but rather in the Russian ammunition they fire.</p> <p>(This first appeared last year.) </p> <p>This is not a new phenomenon. Russian imported ammunition to the United States has always been regarded as “budget” brands, with inconsistent quality. But apparently, the same problems apply to Russian military ammunition.</p> <p>The report opens with a story of a soldier operating a Kord 12.7-millimeter heavy machine gun. The soldier noticed the belt was a little lighter than usual, and when he pulled the trigger… the bullet got stuck in the barrel, not even passing the gas port on the barrel.</p> <p>The cause for this is the inconsistencies in Russian powder manufacture. In addition to <a href="https://warhead.su/system/images/000/104/450/content/ab105475097e0d21ee6f10cc6863015b3f3677a5.jpg?1524663306" rel="noopener" target="_blank">bullets getting stuck in the barrel</a>, there are stories of guns shooting hotter than usual, and guns exploding due to too much powder being in a cartridge. Of course, for these reasons, Russian domestic ammunition is rarely the ammo of choice for Russian precision shooters.</p> <p>The occurrence of these squibs poses a significant reliability problem for all weapons, as they can cause the barrel to explode if the soldier does not realize a squib has been fired and attempts another shot. Given the Russian predilection for automatic modes of fire, this only compounds the problem as a soldier would likely not have time to react before the second round is fired.</p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/problem-russian-soldiers-are-complaining-about-exploding-guns-58737">Read full article</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" height="16"> The National Interest security Charlie Gao Politics: House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html 1. World and Politics from mikenova (11 sites) urn:uuid:56f9b481-910c-16f7-d8e7-bb7db0b93b2e Tue, 21 May 2019 16:00:00 -0400 The Judiciary Committee’s move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration’s resistance to congressional probes.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics osh Dawsey 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): The National Interest: Problem: Russian Soldiers Are Complaining About Exploding Guns https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/problem-russian-soldiers-are-complaining-about-exploding-guns-58737 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:c6154645-0167-6bc7-917d-f4a168c827d1 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:00:00 -0400 <p><b>Charlie Gao</b></p> <p><em>Security, </em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/problem-russian-soldiers-are-complaining-about-exploding-guns-58737"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/ak_1.jpg?itok=7Ua6UubS" /></a> <h3>The ammo might be the issue. </h3> <p><em>When combined with an open bolt gun like the Shpagin submachine gun, the results are catastrophic. Because of the fixed firing pin on the bolt of the gun, the cartridge detonated before the bolt was fully locked, destroying the firearm.</em></p> <p>Russian infantry weapons have a reputation for reliability. The AK and PKM are renowned for enduring through adverse conditions, powered by their powerful long-stroke piston actions. However, a recent <a href="https://warhead.su/2018/04/26/luchshie-v-mire-chto-ne-tak-s-rossiyskimi-patronami" rel="noopener" target="_blank">report by warhead.su</a> suggests that when these weapons do fail in Russian service, the problem is often not in their design, but rather in the Russian ammunition they fire.</p> <p>(This first appeared last year.) </p> <p>This is not a new phenomenon. Russian imported ammunition to the United States has always been regarded as “budget” brands, with inconsistent quality. But apparently, the same problems apply to Russian military ammunition.</p> <p>The report opens with a story of a soldier operating a Kord 12.7-millimeter heavy machine gun. The soldier noticed the belt was a little lighter than usual, and when he pulled the trigger… the bullet got stuck in the barrel, not even passing the gas port on the barrel.</p> <p>The cause for this is the inconsistencies in Russian powder manufacture. In addition to <a href="https://warhead.su/system/images/000/104/450/content/ab105475097e0d21ee6f10cc6863015b3f3677a5.jpg?1524663306" rel="noopener" target="_blank">bullets getting stuck in the barrel</a>, there are stories of guns shooting hotter than usual, and guns exploding due to too much powder being in a cartridge. Of course, for these reasons, Russian domestic ammunition is rarely the ammo of choice for Russian precision shooters.</p> <p>The occurrence of these squibs poses a significant reliability problem for all weapons, as they can cause the barrel to explode if the soldier does not realize a squib has been fired and attempts another shot. Given the Russian predilection for automatic modes of fire, this only compounds the problem as a soldier would likely not have time to react before the second round is fired.</p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/problem-russian-soldiers-are-complaining-about-exploding-guns-58737">Read full article</a><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" /> The National Interest<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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World and Politics from mikenova (11 sites) urn:uuid:3d3243cb-8fe0-588a-ed42-b6f2dd77022d Tue, 21 May 2019 15:57:30 -0400 Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could "lead to the permanent division of the country," a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=r2UB7wLs7q8:rL7tMCYYLVk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=r2UB7wLs7q8:rL7tMCYYLVk:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=r2UB7wLs7q8:rL7tMCYYLVk:F7zBnMyn0Lo" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=r2UB7wLs7q8:rL7tMCYYLVk:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?i=r2UB7wLs7q8:rL7tMCYYLVk:V_sGLiPBpWU" /></a> </div><img alt="" height="1" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~4/r2UB7wLs7q8" width="1" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/221007" width="16" height="16"> Reuters: World News worldnews Washington Free Beacon: Swalwell at Pro-Choice Rally: It Was My Wife’s Decision to Have Children https://freebeacon.com/issues/swalwell-at-pro-choice-rally-it-was-my-wifes-decision-to-have-children/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:dfaf76f5-b6a8-224f-cdfb-14e138175d31 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:55:17 -0400 <p>Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) told a pro-choice rally in Washington Tuesday that while he and his wife were the proud parents of two children, having them in the end was "her choice."</p> <p>Swalwell spoke near the Capitol in response to recent pro-life laws passed in states like Alabama and Georgia, which have attracted court challenges and national attention from progressives fearing <em>Roe </em>v.<em> Wade</em> could be overturned.</p> <p>"My wife Brittany also wants you to know we've got two beautiful children, Nelson and Cricket [nickname for Kathryn], but the decision to have children was her choice," Swalwell said to loud cheers, in a clip <a href="https://grabien.com/file.php?id=620541" rel="noopener" target="_blank">flagged by <em>Grabien</em></a>. "So, here is what we are going to do. We are going to walk with our brothers and sisters down in the south. We're going to march with them, we're going to link arms with them, and we're going to change those state houses on the way to change the White House in 2020."</p> <p>Another white male presidential candidate, former representative Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/15/politics/beto-orourke-wife-white-privilege/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">apologized</a> earlier this year after saying his wife Amy raised their three children "sometimes with my help."</p> <p>Other candidates who spoke at the rally included Sens. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), the latter of whom traveled to Atlanta last week to speak out against anti-abortion laws <a href="https://freebeacon.com/issues/gillibrand-vows-as-president-to-ensure-no-states-pass-anti-abortion-laws/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">and said</a> she would codify <em>Roe </em>v.<em> Wade</em> if elected president.</p> <p>Swalwell is one of the 23 or 24 Democrats running for the 2020 nomination. A newly released Quinnipiac poll showed him registering less than 1 percent support.</p> <p>In another overture to women, Swalwell has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate if he wins the nomination.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">SPOILER ALERT: I'm a white man.</p> <p>I know where I can't speak to someone else's experience and I pledge to:<br />1&#xfe0f;&#x20e3; Pass the mic <br />2&#xfe0f;&#x20e3; Ask a woman to serve as VP <a href="https://t.co/yz7hUB3bRA">pic.twitter.com/yz7hUB3bRA</a></p> <p>&mdash; Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericswalwell/status/1120889884737249281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 24, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <p></p> <p>The post <a href="https://freebeacon.com/issues/swalwell-at-pro-choice-rally-it-was-my-wifes-decision-to-have-children/" rel="nofollow">Swalwell at Pro-Choice Rally: It Was My Wife&#8217;s Decision to Have Children</a> appeared first on <a href="https://freebeacon.com" rel="nofollow">Washington Free Beacon</a>.</p><br><br><img src="https://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Screen-Shot-2019-05-21-at-3.00.20-PM-e1558465246822.png" /><script id="twitter-wjs" type="text/javascript" async defer src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/1091244" width="16" height="16"> Washington Free Beacon issues 2020 election abortion eric swalwell kirsten gillibrand David Rutz Stars and Stripes: Trump’s timid, disappointing immigration plan http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/starsandstripes/general/~3/ZRpi8JKM5So/trump-s-timid-disappointing-immigration-plan-1.582087 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:64838cb6-5e38-3b1e-3f52-bae3cc80c9c0 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:49:32 -0400 <p>We begin this episode with a quick tour of the <a href="https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/05/opinion-analysis-divided-court-allows-antitrust-lawsuit-against-apple-to-continue/">Apple antitrust decision</a> that pitted two Trump appointees against each other in a <a href="https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-204_bq7d.pdf">5-4 decision</a>. <a href="https://nationalsecurity.gmu.edu/matthew-r-a-heiman/">Matthew Heiman</a> and I consider the differences in judging styles that produced the split and the role that 25 years of “platform billionaires” may have played in the decision.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/en/lawyers/eric-emerson.html">Eric Emerson</a> joins us for the first time to talk about the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenroberts/2019/05/16/oh-yes-the-trade-war-is-having-an-impact-on-u-s-china-trade/#a755c857a29e">legal fallout from the latest tariff increases</a> on Chinese products. Short version: Companies have some short-term tactics to explore (country of origin, drawback, valuation), but large importers and resellers have to grapple with larger and costlier strategies of supply chain diversification and localization.</p> <p>Meanwhile, China has not been taking the trade war lying down. In addition to its own tariff increases, it seems to be enforcing its demanding cybersecurity law <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b84cc734-76ca-11e9-bbad-7c18c0ea0201">more aggressively against foreign firms</a>. I ask whether we are also seeing retaliation in Chinese courts as well.</p> <p>In related news, <a href="https://twitter.com/ncweaver">Nick Weaver</a> and I debate the potentially sweeping new <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/">Executive Order</a> on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/en/lawyers/maury-shenk.html">Maury Shenk</a> explains the <a href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-hacking-powers-can-be-challenged-in-high-court-judge-rules/">UK Supreme Court ruling</a> that expands the court’s authority over the UK’s intelligence agencies despite clear Parliamentary language to the contrary. Bottom line: Bad news for UK intelligence. Hidden good news for the U.S.: Turns out that there is something worse than activist judges interpreting a written constitution—activist judges who can more or less make up the constitution they want.</p> <p>It was a cybersecurity disaster week for some of the biggest names in tech. Nick helps me understand which bugs were worst, <a href="https://thrangrycat.com/">Cisco’s</a>, <a href="https://www.cyberus-technology.de/posts/2019-05-14-zombieload.html">Intel’s</a> or <a href="https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0708">Microsoft’s</a>. Then we review the equally bad week that the NSO Group and its <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/4da1117e-756c-11e9-be7d-6d846537acab">WhatsApp exploit</a> had.</p> <p>Cleaning up in a lightning round, we cover the order requiring the Chinese owner of Grindr to <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/14/grindr-sale-june-2020/">sell by mid-2020</a>. We also cover <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/mb87zb/justin-trudeau-announces-plans-to-fine-social-media-companies-for-fake-news">Canada’s approach to social media</a>, which spurs me to praise France’s Macron (!) for his moderation. The EU has a <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/foreign-cyberattackers-face-sanctions-in-eu-11558095355?emailToken=2f2b441fc1af298b9177d77859bad4e0wx49TZDBgml7xgdWC1z+9OzSFCsNAvhobIyIFOo3s5FT0ehlRSyG2WZaCSUyI0eWvDk6tkCpit0HGjShH0LJnyil7LIV/0Rgj3epeeSSYzE%3D&amp;reflink=article_email_share">plan for sanctions on cyberattackers</a>; Matthew and I doubt it will get much use. I think too much fuss is being made over leak investigators <a href="https://apnews.com/f359ce62d16c433ca39807693c042b2b">using Web bugs</a> to see if defense counsel at Guantanamo have been leaking; Nick disagrees, at least a bit. And I close with yet another item in the long-running feature, “This Week in Internet Sex Toy Law.” Suffice it to say that the latest case can’t be understood <a href="https://www.law360.com/cybersecurity-privacy/articles/1160349/wiretap-suit-against-chinese-sex-toy-maker-survives?nl_pk=8b143e14-71f4-4d08-af6e-dcb82190243d&amp;utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=cybersecurity-privacy">without consulting both Orin Kerr and Jerry Seinfeld</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="90" src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9870755/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/" style="border: none;" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/podcasts/TheCyberlawPodcast-264.mp3">Download the 264th Episode (mp3).</a></p> <p>You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast/id830593115?mt=2">iTunes</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ikx2d2ncjvw6zuoq3zh4qp2i7qu">Google Play</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/3Co2wdTUaZr4Xqnlxs4soG">Spotify</a>, <a href="http://pcasts.in/steptoe">Pocket Casts</a>, or our <a href="http://www.steptoe.com/feed-Cyberlaw.rss">RSS feed</a>!</p> <p>As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:ac24ffa5-79fb-8746-11b5-0b648ac0cd92 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:45:29 -0400 Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that they oppose releasing fully unredacted documents related to his sentencing for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?i=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:V_sGLiPBpWU" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?i=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:F7zBnMyn0Lo" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?i=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:QXVau8BzmBE"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?d=QXVau8BzmBE" /></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?a=5fgsc7O_XJM:CmtQC7TaLcg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/starsandstripes/general?d=qj6IDK7rITs" /></a> </div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5108423" width="16" height="16"> Stars and Stripes RussiaToday's YouTube Videos: Chance of a 2nd Brexit referendum is back on the table? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb0jdBX6Nv8 1. VIDEO NEWS from mikenova (49 sites) urn:uuid:2dabab26-96f2-9d6f-e3ce-841d10db2980 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:44:23 -0400 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cb0jdBX6Nv8?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg">RussiaToday</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 11:28<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>British Prime Minister Theresa May said MPs will get the chance to vote on another referendum if they finally pass her Withdrawal Bill - which has already been rejected three times.</p> <p>May outlined several new concessions to her bill to try and get through on its fourth attempt.</p> <p>RT LIVE <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc</a> </p> <p>Check out <a href="http://rt.com">http://rt.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to RT! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday">http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RTnews">http://www.facebook.com/RTnews</a><br />Follow us on VK <a href="https://vk.com/rt_international">https://vk.com/rt_international</a><br />Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/RT_com">http://twitter.com/RT_com</a><br />Follow us on Instagram <a href="http://instagram.com/rt">http://instagram.com/rt</a><br />Follow us on Google+ <a href="http://plus.google.com/+RT">http://plus.google.com/+RT</a><br />Follow us on Soundcloud <a href="https://soundcloud.com/rttv">https://soundcloud.com/rttv</a></p> <p>#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.</p></div> <img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Cb0jdBX6Nv8/hqdefault.jpg" style="display: none;" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/559868" width="16" height="16"> RussiaToday's YouTube Videos RussiaToday Just Security: The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:093740de-d516-104f-3d1b-7b9ef466992c Tue, 21 May 2019 15:43:26 -0400 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This administration seems now fully dug in against former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Evidence to the contrary may still surface, but it appears that the White House is not maneuvering for an eventual compromise. Consistent with the president’s political&#8211;and probably his attorney general’s constitutional&#8211;preferences, it is fighting any request or subpoena on the broad ground that the Committee does not have the authority to compel McGahn to appear before Congress in the Russia (or any other) matter. The current White House Counsel requested an opinion to this effect from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) and got what he wanted and no doubt expected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What OLC produced is not surprising. It reflects the position that the executive branch has routinely taken over time. Whether, if push came to legal shove, the White House could sustain this position in a core challenge is another question. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s highly unlikely the Trump White House will find vindication in the courts. At least one </span><a href="https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1810993/committee-on-jud-us-house-of-repres-v-miers/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">court </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">has confronted an absolute immunity claim advanced by a prior administration. George W. Bush sought to prevent testimony from a White House Counsel and another senior adviser about controversial firings of U.S. attorneys, but in a lengthy and carefully reasoned opinion, the court found that any such immunity was qualified only and had to yield to demonstrated congressional need for the information. It did not find that it was a close call: “The Executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law.”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The White House and the Congress eventually reached an accommodation consisting of closed-door interviews coupled with the requirement of an interview transcript for public release. OLC dismisses this case as entitled to no or little weight since the accommodation cut short the appellate process and prevented a definitive resolution of the issue. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether OLC mistakenly slighted this precedent is a question for another time and more litigation. There are other reasons why the administration should have little confidence that, if the question comes before the courts for a more final answer, the outcome would be different. The Supreme Court provided a powerful preview in the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nixon</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> tapes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tapes case did not resolve the constitutional question that the White House has put into play: It specifically did not address the question whether the president can claim unqualified absolute immunity for senior aides facing a congressional request for subpoena. But the constitutional framework it established for the resolution of the question is unfavorable to the administration. At the highest level of generality, the tapes case stands for the proposition that the executive may not assert immunities so sweeping that they undermine core functions of a co-equal branch. The Nixon case was clear on the point that “the separate powers were not intended to operate with absolute independence,” and it cited the fabled </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Youngstown</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> precedent in support of the constitutional plan to “integrate the dispersed powers into a workable government. It enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position cannot be squared with the president’s claim that his senior advisers need not appear before the Congress on </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> topic in </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> circumstances. Attorney General Barr must know this. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The question then is: why invite a fight that the administration seemingly cannot win, with long term institutional implications for the presidency—and for the role of the White House Counsel?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Normally, it is far better for an administration to leave open such a question and to negotiate for McGahn to provide information, subject to specific limitations to protect privilege etc. It is then free to rattle its constitutional saber as it chooses, from time to time, because there has been no definitive ruling. Only if the White House forces the issue to unfavorable judicial resolution does it lose its ability to bluff the point as part and parcel of the two branches circling each other until one gives up or the two eventually reach an accommodation. Attorney General Barr’s seems to discount the significance of such a loss: he recently </span><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-under-fire-says-hes-fighting-for-the-presidency-not-trump-11558389922?shareToken=staa06247d86e245d0a7bc75a95fd743bd&amp;reflink=share_mobilewebshare"><span style="font-weight: 400;">stated</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that he is acting only to support the office of the presidency for this and future occupants. It is hard to see how his maximalist approach, risking a losing hand likely to cost the White House for years to come, is consistent with interests of the institutional presidency.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a few possible explanations for the administration’s hard line. One is that the administration is not worried about litigation—either that it will happen, or that if it does, that the courts will rule against it. In the first case, it might curiously&#8211;and probably mistakenly&#8211; assume that the Democrats in the House will not take the fight to the courts. In the second, the administration may really believe that it has a winning case. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Setting aside what may be a political misjudgment about the House’s taste for legal battle, the administration may have decided that on these facts—a compelled appearance by the president’s (former) White House Counsel—it stands the best chance of moving the court in its favor. It might judge its constitutional “equities” to be stronger where the president’s access to confidential legal advice is at issue. Other advantages it may believe it holds in a looming legal contest: that the president directed the counsel to cooperate with the special counsel investigation; posed no objection to the White House Counsel’s production of damaging documents (the notes taken by McGahn’s Chief of Staff, Annie Donaldson, that chronicle the president’s various obstructive actions); and then did not assert executive privilege to prevent public release of the McGahn portions of the Mueller report. In other words, while a court may shy away from upholding an unqualified claim of immunity, it may look on these facts to suggest that the president </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">did</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> offer a meaningful accommodation to Congress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, on Barr’s theory of the case, the president is being reasonable, and Congress is not. The administration may be banking on judicial realpolitik in which ultimately the Supreme Court finds a way out, perhaps pressuring the branches to settle, without ruling squarely on the OLC’s assertion of absolute immunity. And all of this will take time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is not to exclude a third possibility: that the administration has concluded that if it could ever win on the immunity claim, this is the case, this is the senior aide (the White House Counsel), and these are the compelling background facts. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But it is easier to read this challenge to Congress over McGahn’s testimony another way: a means of revisiting the question, which for years has appeared to have been resolved, of whether the White House Counsel is a government or the president’s lawyer. In the Clinton administration, considerable controversy arose over the actions of Bernard Nussbaum, whom critics charged as acting too much like President Clinton’s defense counsel in fending off a variety of real or imagined scandals. Clinton later litigated and lost various privilege claims asserted to limit government counsel testimony in the criminal investigations of the Whitewater Arkansas land deal and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The courts held firm to the position that these lawyers, who were counsel to the United States and not the president in his personal capacity, were obligated to provide evidence in the criminal justice process.. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These cases did not involve a fight between the executive and the legislative branch for a counsel’s testimony. That’s more of an open question. The Trump administration, like others before it, will argue for broader rights to block testimony in a congressional investigation. But this difference goes only so far. In the McGahn case, the president is seeking to prevent the White House Counsel from testifying </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">at all</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on serious questions of presidential misconduct that have been the subject to a major criminal investigation.. What’s more, the investigation came to a controversial conclusion: a special counsel indicating deep concerns about potential obstruction of justice, but declining to reach a final conclusion, and an attorney general then deciding the issue in only a few days without examination of the investigative record. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is difficult to overstate the level of legitimate congressional interest in a full review of these issues. Congress can justify its demand for access on a number of grounds—from the need to have this information to reach a decision on initiating an impeachment inquiry, to more general concerns about the independence of the law enforcement function and the efficacy of the special counsel regulations, and many other issues of public importance in between. By contrast, the administration’s position is that Congress is not entitled to any testimony from a White House Counsel who was a key witness in the investigation of obstruction—perhaps </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">the</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> key witness, if one judges by the number of citations in the Mueller report to his testimony and his Chief of Staff’s notes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the president would wish to style the case as a test of high constitutional principle, the courts may well conclude that it is an act of self-protection which represents a step back from the proposition that a White House Counsel represents the presidency, not the president. Barr’s motive may be quite distinguishable from the president’s. He may be moved to vindicate more generally his expansive views of presidential authority and immunities. Donald Trump’s interest may be simpler: to reclaim the White House Counsel as his own—whose testimony he controls, whose “loyalty” he can count on or, if necessary, enforce.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After all, Trump recently tweeted that he was no “fan” of McGahn’s and would have been more likely to fire him than Bob Mueller. The courts cannot fail to take note of this and other evidence of the president’s view of the counsel’s role and the evident reasons behind his rejection of accommodations and demand for absolute immunity. It is a wonder that the attorney general is gambling on this case, to be brought on this record, to vindicate his constitutional theory. </span></p> <h6><em>Image: Alex Wong/Getty </em></h6> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/" rel="nofollow">The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5184982" width="16" height="16"> Just Security russia investigation congressional oversight donald mcgahn executive privilege immunity mueller investigation Bob Bauer 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Just Security: The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:f4d621db-e84c-ad87-7b8c-8577fa988933 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:43:26 -0400 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This administration seems now fully dug in against former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Evidence to the contrary may still surface, but it appears that the White House is not maneuvering for an eventual compromise. Consistent with the president’s political&#8211;and probably his attorney general’s constitutional&#8211;preferences, it is fighting any request or subpoena on the broad ground that the Committee does not have the authority to compel McGahn to appear before Congress in the Russia (or any other) matter. The current White House Counsel requested an opinion to this effect from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) and got what he wanted and no doubt expected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What OLC produced is not surprising. It reflects the position that the executive branch has routinely taken over time. Whether, if push came to legal shove, the White House could sustain this position in a core challenge is another question. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s highly unlikely the Trump White House will find vindication in the courts. At least one </span><a href="https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1810993/committee-on-jud-us-house-of-repres-v-miers/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">court </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">has confronted an absolute immunity claim advanced by a prior administration. George W. Bush sought to prevent testimony from a White House Counsel and another senior adviser about controversial firings of U.S. attorneys, but in a lengthy and carefully reasoned opinion, the court found that any such immunity was qualified only and had to yield to demonstrated congressional need for the information. It did not find that it was a close call: “The Executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law.”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The White House and the Congress eventually reached an accommodation consisting of closed-door interviews coupled with the requirement of an interview transcript for public release. OLC dismisses this case as entitled to no or little weight since the accommodation cut short the appellate process and prevented a definitive resolution of the issue. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether OLC mistakenly slighted this precedent is a question for another time and more litigation. There are other reasons why the administration should have little confidence that, if the question comes before the courts for a more final answer, the outcome would be different. The Supreme Court provided a powerful preview in the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nixon</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> tapes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tapes case did not resolve the constitutional question that the White House has put into play: It specifically did not address the question whether the president can claim unqualified absolute immunity for senior aides facing a congressional request for subpoena. But the constitutional framework it established for the resolution of the question is unfavorable to the administration. At the highest level of generality, the tapes case stands for the proposition that the executive may not assert immunities so sweeping that they undermine core functions of a co-equal branch. The Nixon case was clear on the point that “the separate powers were not intended to operate with absolute independence,” and it cited the fabled </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Youngstown</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> precedent in support of the constitutional plan to “integrate the dispersed powers into a workable government. It enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position cannot be squared with the president’s claim that his senior advisers need not appear before the Congress on </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> topic in </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> circumstances. Attorney General Barr must know this. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The question then is: why invite a fight that the administration seemingly cannot win, with long term institutional implications for the presidency—and for the role of the White House Counsel?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Normally, it is far better for an administration to leave open such a question and to negotiate for McGahn to provide information, subject to specific limitations to protect privilege etc. It is then free to rattle its constitutional saber as it chooses, from time to time, because there has been no definitive ruling. Only if the White House forces the issue to unfavorable judicial resolution does it lose its ability to bluff the point as part and parcel of the two branches circling each other until one gives up or the two eventually reach an accommodation. Attorney General Barr’s seems to discount the significance of such a loss: he recently </span><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-under-fire-says-hes-fighting-for-the-presidency-not-trump-11558389922?shareToken=staa06247d86e245d0a7bc75a95fd743bd&amp;reflink=share_mobilewebshare"><span style="font-weight: 400;">stated</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that he is acting only to support the office of the presidency for this and future occupants. It is hard to see how his maximalist approach, risking a losing hand likely to cost the White House for years to come, is consistent with interests of the institutional presidency.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a few possible explanations for the administration’s hard line. One is that the administration is not worried about litigation—either that it will happen, or that if it does, that the courts will rule against it. In the first case, it might curiously&#8211;and probably mistakenly&#8211; assume that the Democrats in the House will not take the fight to the courts. In the second, the administration may really believe that it has a winning case. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Setting aside what may be a political misjudgment about the House’s taste for legal battle, the administration may have decided that on these facts—a compelled appearance by the president’s (former) White House Counsel—it stands the best chance of moving the court in its favor. It might judge its constitutional “equities” to be stronger where the president’s access to confidential legal advice is at issue. Other advantages it may believe it holds in a looming legal contest: that the president directed the counsel to cooperate with the special counsel investigation; posed no objection to the White House Counsel’s production of damaging documents (the notes taken by McGahn’s Chief of Staff, Annie Donaldson, that chronicle the president’s various obstructive actions); and then did not assert executive privilege to prevent public release of the McGahn portions of the Mueller report. In other words, while a court may shy away from upholding an unqualified claim of immunity, it may look on these facts to suggest that the president </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">did</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> offer a meaningful accommodation to Congress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, on Barr’s theory of the case, the president is being reasonable, and Congress is not. The administration may be banking on judicial realpolitik in which ultimately the Supreme Court finds a way out, perhaps pressuring the branches to settle, without ruling squarely on the OLC’s assertion of absolute immunity. And all of this will take time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is not to exclude a third possibility: that the administration has concluded that if it could ever win on the immunity claim, this is the case, this is the senior aide (the White House Counsel), and these are the compelling background facts. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But it is easier to read this challenge to Congress over McGahn’s testimony another way: a means of revisiting the question, which for years has appeared to have been resolved, of whether the White House Counsel is a government or the president’s lawyer. In the Clinton administration, considerable controversy arose over the actions of Bernard Nussbaum, whom critics charged as acting too much like President Clinton’s defense counsel in fending off a variety of real or imagined scandals. Clinton later litigated and lost various privilege claims asserted to limit government counsel testimony in the criminal investigations of the Whitewater Arkansas land deal and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The courts held firm to the position that these lawyers, who were counsel to the United States and not the president in his personal capacity, were obligated to provide evidence in the criminal justice process.. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These cases did not involve a fight between the executive and the legislative branch for a counsel’s testimony. That’s more of an open question. The Trump administration, like others before it, will argue for broader rights to block testimony in a congressional investigation. But this difference goes only so far. In the McGahn case, the president is seeking to prevent the White House Counsel from testifying </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">at all</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on serious questions of presidential misconduct that have been the subject to a major criminal investigation.. What’s more, the investigation came to a controversial conclusion: a special counsel indicating deep concerns about potential obstruction of justice, but declining to reach a final conclusion, and an attorney general then deciding the issue in only a few days without examination of the investigative record. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is difficult to overstate the level of legitimate congressional interest in a full review of these issues. Congress can justify its demand for access on a number of grounds—from the need to have this information to reach a decision on initiating an impeachment inquiry, to more general concerns about the independence of the law enforcement function and the efficacy of the special counsel regulations, and many other issues of public importance in between. By contrast, the administration’s position is that Congress is not entitled to any testimony from a White House Counsel who was a key witness in the investigation of obstruction—perhaps </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">the</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> key witness, if one judges by the number of citations in the Mueller report to his testimony and his Chief of Staff’s notes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the president would wish to style the case as a test of high constitutional principle, the courts may well conclude that it is an act of self-protection which represents a step back from the proposition that a White House Counsel represents the presidency, not the president. Barr’s motive may be quite distinguishable from the president’s. He may be moved to vindicate more generally his expansive views of presidential authority and immunities. Donald Trump’s interest may be simpler: to reclaim the White House Counsel as his own—whose testimony he controls, whose “loyalty” he can count on or, if necessary, enforce.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After all, Trump recently tweeted that he was no “fan” of McGahn’s and would have been more likely to fire him than Bob Mueller. The courts cannot fail to take note of this and other evidence of the president’s view of the counsel’s role and the evident reasons behind his rejection of accommodations and demand for absolute immunity. It is a wonder that the attorney general is gambling on this case, to be brought on this record, to vindicate his constitutional theory. </span></p> <h6><em>Image: Alex Wong/Getty </em></h6> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/" rel="nofollow">The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5184982" width="16" /> Just Security<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597555" width="16" height="16"> 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites) russia investigation congressional oversight donald mcgahn executive privilege immunity mueller investigation Bob Bauer 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Just Security: The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:ee67f9d1-de28-da6d-b40d-677775a94a06 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:43:26 -0400 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This administration seems now fully dug in against former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Evidence to the contrary may still surface, but it appears that the White House is not maneuvering for an eventual compromise. Consistent with the president’s political&#8211;and probably his attorney general’s constitutional&#8211;preferences, it is fighting any request or subpoena on the broad ground that the Committee does not have the authority to compel McGahn to appear before Congress in the Russia (or any other) matter. The current White House Counsel requested an opinion to this effect from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) and got what he wanted and no doubt expected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What OLC produced is not surprising. It reflects the position that the executive branch has routinely taken over time. Whether, if push came to legal shove, the White House could sustain this position in a core challenge is another question. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s highly unlikely the Trump White House will find vindication in the courts. At least one </span><a href="https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1810993/committee-on-jud-us-house-of-repres-v-miers/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">court </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">has confronted an absolute immunity claim advanced by a prior administration. George W. Bush sought to prevent testimony from a White House Counsel and another senior adviser about controversial firings of U.S. attorneys, but in a lengthy and carefully reasoned opinion, the court found that any such immunity was qualified only and had to yield to demonstrated congressional need for the information. It did not find that it was a close call: “The Executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law.”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The White House and the Congress eventually reached an accommodation consisting of closed-door interviews coupled with the requirement of an interview transcript for public release. OLC dismisses this case as entitled to no or little weight since the accommodation cut short the appellate process and prevented a definitive resolution of the issue. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether OLC mistakenly slighted this precedent is a question for another time and more litigation. There are other reasons why the administration should have little confidence that, if the question comes before the courts for a more final answer, the outcome would be different. The Supreme Court provided a powerful preview in the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nixon</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> tapes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tapes case did not resolve the constitutional question that the White House has put into play: It specifically did not address the question whether the president can claim unqualified absolute immunity for senior aides facing a congressional request for subpoena. But the constitutional framework it established for the resolution of the question is unfavorable to the administration. At the highest level of generality, the tapes case stands for the proposition that the executive may not assert immunities so sweeping that they undermine core functions of a co-equal branch. The Nixon case was clear on the point that “the separate powers were not intended to operate with absolute independence,” and it cited the fabled </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Youngstown</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> precedent in support of the constitutional plan to “integrate the dispersed powers into a workable government. It enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position cannot be squared with the president’s claim that his senior advisers need not appear before the Congress on </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> topic in </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> circumstances. Attorney General Barr must know this. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The question then is: why invite a fight that the administration seemingly cannot win, with long term institutional implications for the presidency—and for the role of the White House Counsel?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Normally, it is far better for an administration to leave open such a question and to negotiate for McGahn to provide information, subject to specific limitations to protect privilege etc. It is then free to rattle its constitutional saber as it chooses, from time to time, because there has been no definitive ruling. Only if the White House forces the issue to unfavorable judicial resolution does it lose its ability to bluff the point as part and parcel of the two branches circling each other until one gives up or the two eventually reach an accommodation. Attorney General Barr’s seems to discount the significance of such a loss: he recently </span><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-under-fire-says-hes-fighting-for-the-presidency-not-trump-11558389922?shareToken=staa06247d86e245d0a7bc75a95fd743bd&amp;reflink=share_mobilewebshare"><span style="font-weight: 400;">stated</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that he is acting only to support the office of the presidency for this and future occupants. It is hard to see how his maximalist approach, risking a losing hand likely to cost the White House for years to come, is consistent with interests of the institutional presidency.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a few possible explanations for the administration’s hard line. One is that the administration is not worried about litigation—either that it will happen, or that if it does, that the courts will rule against it. In the first case, it might curiously&#8211;and probably mistakenly&#8211; assume that the Democrats in the House will not take the fight to the courts. In the second, the administration may really believe that it has a winning case. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Setting aside what may be a political misjudgment about the House’s taste for legal battle, the administration may have decided that on these facts—a compelled appearance by the president’s (former) White House Counsel—it stands the best chance of moving the court in its favor. It might judge its constitutional “equities” to be stronger where the president’s access to confidential legal advice is at issue. Other advantages it may believe it holds in a looming legal contest: that the president directed the counsel to cooperate with the special counsel investigation; posed no objection to the White House Counsel’s production of damaging documents (the notes taken by McGahn’s Chief of Staff, Annie Donaldson, that chronicle the president’s various obstructive actions); and then did not assert executive privilege to prevent public release of the McGahn portions of the Mueller report. In other words, while a court may shy away from upholding an unqualified claim of immunity, it may look on these facts to suggest that the president </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">did</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> offer a meaningful accommodation to Congress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, on Barr’s theory of the case, the president is being reasonable, and Congress is not. The administration may be banking on judicial realpolitik in which ultimately the Supreme Court finds a way out, perhaps pressuring the branches to settle, without ruling squarely on the OLC’s assertion of absolute immunity. And all of this will take time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is not to exclude a third possibility: that the administration has concluded that if it could ever win on the immunity claim, this is the case, this is the senior aide (the White House Counsel), and these are the compelling background facts. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But it is easier to read this challenge to Congress over McGahn’s testimony another way: a means of revisiting the question, which for years has appeared to have been resolved, of whether the White House Counsel is a government or the president’s lawyer. In the Clinton administration, considerable controversy arose over the actions of Bernard Nussbaum, whom critics charged as acting too much like President Clinton’s defense counsel in fending off a variety of real or imagined scandals. Clinton later litigated and lost various privilege claims asserted to limit government counsel testimony in the criminal investigations of the Whitewater Arkansas land deal and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The courts held firm to the position that these lawyers, who were counsel to the United States and not the president in his personal capacity, were obligated to provide evidence in the criminal justice process.. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These cases did not involve a fight between the executive and the legislative branch for a counsel’s testimony. That’s more of an open question. The Trump administration, like others before it, will argue for broader rights to block testimony in a congressional investigation. But this difference goes only so far. In the McGahn case, the president is seeking to prevent the White House Counsel from testifying </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">at all</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on serious questions of presidential misconduct that have been the subject to a major criminal investigation.. What’s more, the investigation came to a controversial conclusion: a special counsel indicating deep concerns about potential obstruction of justice, but declining to reach a final conclusion, and an attorney general then deciding the issue in only a few days without examination of the investigative record. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is difficult to overstate the level of legitimate congressional interest in a full review of these issues. Congress can justify its demand for access on a number of grounds—from the need to have this information to reach a decision on initiating an impeachment inquiry, to more general concerns about the independence of the law enforcement function and the efficacy of the special counsel regulations, and many other issues of public importance in between. By contrast, the administration’s position is that Congress is not entitled to any testimony from a White House Counsel who was a key witness in the investigation of obstruction—perhaps </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">the</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> key witness, if one judges by the number of citations in the Mueller report to his testimony and his Chief of Staff’s notes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the president would wish to style the case as a test of high constitutional principle, the courts may well conclude that it is an act of self-protection which represents a step back from the proposition that a White House Counsel represents the presidency, not the president. Barr’s motive may be quite distinguishable from the president’s. He may be moved to vindicate more generally his expansive views of presidential authority and immunities. Donald Trump’s interest may be simpler: to reclaim the White House Counsel as his own—whose testimony he controls, whose “loyalty” he can count on or, if necessary, enforce.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After all, Trump recently tweeted that he was no “fan” of McGahn’s and would have been more likely to fire him than Bob Mueller. The courts cannot fail to take note of this and other evidence of the president’s view of the counsel’s role and the evident reasons behind his rejection of accommodations and demand for absolute immunity. It is a wonder that the attorney general is gambling on this case, to be brought on this record, to vindicate his constitutional theory. </span></p> <h6><em>Image: Alex Wong/Getty </em></h6> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/" rel="nofollow">The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5184982" width="16" /> Just Security<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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