Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:08 PM

In a budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, Attorney General Bill Barr said he expects to be “in a position” to publicly release the partially redacted Mueller report “within a week,” the New York Times reports. Barr also noted that the special counsel’s office declined an offer to review his letter summarizing the investigation’s main findings before it was released. Lawfare shared a livestream of the hearing.

A federal judge halted the Trump administration’s policy requiring non-Mexican asylum seekers to return to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings, NPR details. Lawfare shared the full order granting a preliminary injunction.

During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump told border patrol personnel to disregard judges granting entry to migrants, according to CNN. Supervisors later clarified to border agents that Trump’s comments did not reflect their directives and following the advice could expose them to personal liability.

Three U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan in a car bombing claimed by the Taliban, Reuters reports.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that 16 Saudis who were allegedly involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be barred from entering the U.S., details the Times.

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Todd Carney analyzed the U.S. role in faltering negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo.

Robert Chesney evaluated Huawei’s relationship to Chinese intelligence in light of recent Justice Department filings disclosing the existence of a FISA order targeting the telecom firm.

Mikhaila Fogel shared sentencing memoranda filed in the Foreign Agents Registration Act case of W. Samuel Patten, which was spun off of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Lev Sugarman shared an order granting a preliminary injunction of the Trump administration's policy requiring migrants to return to Mexico while their asylum proceedings are processed.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast featuring discussion of new social media regulations, Motel 6’s information sharing with immigration authorities and more.

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