The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background investigation of Kavanaugh, according to people familiar with the unfolding investigation. It was not clear whether agents had yet interviewed Ramirez, who was classmates with...
Shane HarrisBreaking: FBI reaches out to second woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Former president Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign committee paid a penalty for a civil infraction. Cohen admitted to criminal violations of election law.
Shane HarrisWhy Michael Cohen’s campaign finance crimes were more serious than the Obama campaign’s infraction, and how Trump is wrong on the facts of campaign finance law. wapo.st/2Pvs8di?tid=ss… by @myhlee
The conundrum of former senior intelligence officials who wish to defend the intelligence community or speak out against the president—and four modest suggestions for those who do so.
Shane HarrisThis is a (typically) thoughtful piece by @jacklgoldsmith that keys in on the dilemma facing current and former national security officials. Should they speak out against Trump or stay silent? The results may not be great either way.
Shane HarrisThe list keeps growing... More than 175 additional former officials protest Trump’s decision to pull Brennan’s clearance and his threat to do so for others. drive.google.com/file/d/1wb1OWf… Cross section here of Rs and Ds, former intel, State Dept., law enforcement officials.
The president’s declaration comes as several senior officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations have denounced his “ill-considered” action.
Shane HarrisNew: The final decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance was made to divert attention from Omarosa’s book publicity. WH is prepared to revoke more clearances, and officials are discussing optimum timing to divert from other bad press.