Skip to content

Lawfare Podcast: Michael Schwirtz on Russia’s Lethal Actions in Europe

21/02/2020

 

And Trump misuses his powers again and appoints an unqualified toady as Acting DNI.

The appointment of acting officials, which Trump uses constantly allows Trump to avoid confirmation hearings. Abuse of power it seems to me, but McConnell doesn’t care, as long as he gets his unqualified judges

January 25,2020

The past few years have seen an uptick in Russian covert actions across Europe, including assassinations and attempted killings of people in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Just this week, Bulgaria charged three Russian agents with the poisoning of a prominent Bulgarian arms manufacturer. Michael Schwirtz has been an investigative reporter with the New York Times for almost 15 years, and he’s been tracking this Russian skulduggery carefully in many of those countries for much of that time. Recently, he’s reported on how quite a bit of that activity is linked to one particular unit within the Russian GRU. David Priess sat down with Michael to work through this increasingly aggressive Russian action and what it all means going forward

About this podcast series

The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it

 

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: