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Past articles by Alex:

Michael Cohen Doesn’t Have a Cooperation Deal. He Still May End Up Cooperating.

Prosecutors still might find out everything he knows. → Read More

Six Big Takeaways from Mueller’s Indictment of Russian Intel Officers

Here is a roundup of the biggest takeaways from the indictment. → Read More

The New Manafort Indictment Offers Further Reason to Think He’s Going to Jail Next Week

The new criminal charge for obstruction is significant for three reasons. → Read More

The Paul Manafort Witness-Tampering Evidence Is Really, Really Strong

Any responsible prosecutor would bring this kind of evidence of tampering to the court’s attention in precisely the manner that Mueller has. → Read More

What Mueller’s Questions Reveal About Where His Investigation Is Going Next

News reports suggesting that Mueller’s interview of the president is focused only on obstruction were plainly incorrect. → Read More

Why Dangling a Pardon Could Be an Obstruction of Justice—Even if the Pardon Power is Absolute

Harvard's Whiting argues that debates about whether the pardon power is absolute miss the point about why dangling a pardon is different. → Read More

If Trump Pleads the Fifth, What Could Mueller Do?

Mueller has one play he can make to deny Trump's ability to take the Fifth. → Read More

President Trump and Concealing Evidence in the Russia Probe

Whiting and Goodman outline the implications for obstruction of justice and for collusion of the latest NYT report on the Trump Tower statement, as well as possible new legal exposure to the crime of concealing evidence. → Read More

Flynn’s Guilty Plea Doesn’t Necessarily Spell End of Mueller’s Collusion Investigation

Michael Flynn's guilty plea doesn't necessarily spell the end of Robert Mueller's collusion investigation ... → Read More

What Does Flynn Plea Deal Mean?

Asha Rangappa and Alex Whiting agree that today’s news of Flynn’s guilty plea indicates cooperation. → Read More

An ICC Investigation of the U.S. in Afghanistan: What does it Mean?

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced today that she will file a request with the judges of the Court to open an investigation in Afghanistan, → Read More

Smoking Gun Videos Emerge: US Citizen, Libyan Warlord Haftar Ordering War Crimes

Known as "Libya’s renegade General," American is seen telling troops take no prisoners and block all humanitarian aid (Video) → Read More

New ICC Arrest Warrant Indirectly Implicates Libyan Warlord, a U.S. Citizen

The case has potential implications for the United States and for other states engaged with Libya, because Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the LNA, is a dual U.S. - Libyan citizen. → Read More

The ICC’s New Libya Case: Extraterritorial Evidence for an Extraterritorial Court

The good news is that more and more evidence can be captured in real time and preserved with technology, and it can easily cross borders. → Read More

An Untold Option for Mueller: Grand Jury “Presentment” as an Alternative to Indicting Trump

If a sitting president can't be prosecuted, there's another option that Watergate Special Prosecutor's team strongly recommended. → Read More

How Mueller Can Make the Grand Jury Report Public or Hand it to Congress

Most grand jury reports remain secret, but here's how Mueller's may not if the interests of the public so demand. → Read More

FBI Search of Paul Manafort’s Home: What Does It Really Mean?

Mueller’s use of a search warrant tells us that he was able to establish on the basis of evidence, and to the satisfaction of a US Magistrate-Judge, that there was probable cause to believe that evidence of a specific crime or crimes existed in the location to be searched. → Read More

As Collusion Evidence Emerges, Obstruction Allegations Begin To Look More Damaging

The criminal investigations of the Trump administration seem largely to have followed two separate paths: on the one hand, whether there was → Read More

Mueller’s Investigation of Obstruction of Justice: The Next Steps

James Comey’s written and oral testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee raises many legal, ethical, and political questions that will → Read More

How to Frame—and Not Misframe—Comey’s Testimony

We thought to offer a few thoughts in anticipation of James Comey’s testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on → Read More