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Past articles by Bryce:

The Week That Will Be

Lawfare's weekly roundup of event announcements and employment opportunities. → Read More

Pentagon Inspector General Releases Report on Reprisals Against Col. Yevgeny Vindman

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a whistleblower reprisal report on Col. Yevgeny Vindman. In his initial complaint, Vindman alleged that various Trump administration officials, including former President Trump and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, took actions against him during his tenure at the National Security Council. These actions, → Read More

SIGAR Releases Interim Report on Collapse of Afghan Security Forces

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released an interim report titled, “Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to Its Demise.” Among several factors, the report’s findings note that the largest factor in the collapse of Afghan security forces “was the U.S. → Read More

Intern with Lawfare!

Lawfare is now accepting summer 2022 internship applications through the Brookings Institution. → Read More

Oath Keepers Founder Charged With Seditious Conspiracy for Jan. 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

On Jan. 8, a grand jury indicted Stewart Rhodes, founder and leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers, in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Charges against him and 10 other alleged Oath Keeper members include seditious conspiracy for organizing the plot to attack the Capitol. You can read the indictment here and below: → Read More

Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Indicted for Contempt of Congress

A federal grand jury indicted former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress on Nov. 12. The indictment lists two counts for Bannon’s failure to testify before the Jan. 6 House select committee and for a failure to produce documents after receiving a subpoena for both. You can read the indictment here and below. → Read More

Ninth Circuit Rejects NSO Group’s Motion to Dismiss WhatsApp Suit

On Monday, Nov. 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against NSO Group Technologies, an Israeli company. The suit, originally brought by WhatsApp and Facebook, alleges that NSO Group “sent malware through WhatsApp’s server system to mobile devices.” The Ninth Circuit denied NSO Group’s motion to dismiss the suit, rejecting its → Read More

Lawfare Live: Roger Parloff on the Criminal Prosecutions of Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters

Join us for a discussion on criminal cases related to Jan. 6. → Read More

Pentagon IG Releases Report on Hiring and Administrative Leave of Michael Ellis

On Oct. 21, the Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General released its report on the hiring process of Michael Ellis as the general counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA) and his subsequent placement on administrative leave. The report found that, regarding Ellis’s hiring as general counsel, there was “no improper influence or failure to comply with → Read More

A Senate Report Shows How Close American Democracy Came to Disaster

Democracy is dependent on the good faith of people in power. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s new staff report shows how fragile fidelity stands as a bulwark against anti-democratic efforts. → Read More

Senate Committee Releases Report on Trump’s Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

The Senate Judiciary Committee released an interim report on former President Trump’s efforts to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The 394-page report is based on documents as well as interviews with former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former U.S. Attorney Byung Jin, → Read More

Justice Department IG Releases Audit of FISA Procedures

On Sept. 30, the Department of Justice’s inspector general released an internal audit of the FBI’s procedures around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application process. The FBI’s “Woods Procedures” are one element of the FISA application process in which FBI personnel must “document support for all factual assertions contained in [the applications].” The → Read More

Lawfare Live: Benjamin Wittes on the Prosecution of Michael Sussman

Join us for a discussion on the prosecution of Michael Sussman. → Read More

DNI Haines Asserts State Secrets Privilege in Civil Lawsuit Involving Saudi Arabia

In a court filing on Aug. 27, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines asserted state secrets privilege in a civil lawsuit filed by Sakab Saudi Holding Company against Dr. Saad Aljabri, a former Saudi Arabia government official, and two of his sons. The lawsuit alleges that Aljabri defrauded the Sakab Saudi Holding Company and was filed in Massachusetts state court on → Read More

The Week That Will Be

Lawfare's weekly roundup of event announcements and employment opportunities. → Read More

Intern with Lawfare!

Lawfare is now accepting spring internship applications through the Brookings Institution. → Read More

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Lawfare’s daily roundup of national security news and opinion. → Read More

Lawfare Live: Jonathan Schroden on the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Join us for a discussion about the current situation in Afghanistan. → Read More

Legal Tetris and the FBI’s ANOM Program

It turns out that running a fake encryption company leaves a lot for the lawyers to sort out. → Read More

House Judiciary Committee Releases Transcript of Interview With Don McGahn

The House Judiciary Committee released a transcript of its interview with Donald McGahn, former President Trump's White House Counsel. McGahn was interviewed behind closed doors on June 4, 2021, as part of an agreement following a legal battle regarding his testimony that began over two years ago. The committee originally sought his testimony regarding President Trump's → Read More