How to Understand Kushner’s ‘Back-Channel’

Last month, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that during the presidential transition Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to discuss establishing a direct line of secure communication from the White House to the Kremlin—possibly run out of Russian diplomatic facilities. In Carrie Cordero’s Politico article, she takes-on questions raised by these recent reports.

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Bush White House Lawyer: Trump’s in ‘Serious Legal Jeopardy’

Former Chief Ethics Lawyer for Pres. George W. Bush Richard Painter joins our panel of legal minds to explain why, after Comey’s testimony, he believes Trump has some big legal hurdles ahead. Watch as Carrie Cordero and others chime in on the subject.

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Did Comey Testimony Shed Light on Whether Trump Obstructed Justice?

Perhaps the biggest question swirling around former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony is whether President Trump or other White House officials obstructed justice. Watch as Judy Woodruff gets analysis from John Carlin, Carrie Cordero, Greg Craig and George Terwilliger, four people with extensive experience in government and the law.

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Fmr. DOJ Prosecutor: If Kushner’s Truthful it Could Mean a Felony

Our legal minds discuss what the Russia probe on Capitol Hill and by Special Counsel at the Dept. of Justice could mean for Jared Kushner after reports he sought a secret link to the Kremlin. Watch the video here.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders

Carrie Cordero recapped the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism’s hearing on Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders: Facilitating Cooperation and Protecting Rights. “Of primary focus in this hearing were the dual but interrelated legal compliance issues of the challenges presented to U.S. technology companies: (i) on the receiving end of requests for data from foreign law enforcement services, and (ii) on the receiving end of requests for data from U.S. law enforcement services for data stored on servers located in a foreign country,” Cordero told Lawfare.

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FBI Suspects A Criminal In Donald Trump White House

What kinds of legal troubles could the Trump White House have to face in the wake of the growing FBI Russia investigation? Watch as two former DOJ lawyers, Paul Butler & Carrie Cordero, join to discuss.

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This is an Unprecedented Abuse of Power

Watch as Carrie Cordero and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., discuss what the three people fired by President Trump have in common: they all investigated Trump’s ties with Russia.

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Law360 Privacy & Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board

Congratulations Jeff Landis on becoming a member of Law360’s 2017 Privacy & Consumer Protection advisory board!

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FTC’s Smart-TV Privacy Settlement Unlikely To See An Encore

While smart-TV maker Vizio settled with the FTC for tracking users’ viewing habits, many suspect that the settlement will not set a trend. Kandi Parsons responded to the settlement, “Ohlhausen’s promise to lead an effort to ‘more rigorously’ evaluate what constitutes substantial injury hints that use of the unfairness prong of the FTC Act could require a stronger demonstration of harm, and thus be more limited, under her leadership.” This Law360 article is paywalled.

 

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Google’s Setback Heats Up Overseas Warrant Debate

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that Google must comply with search warrants requesting user data stored on overseas servers, focusing on how Google stores data. Marc Zwillinger spoke with Law360 about the ruling, “Since Google cannot identify in what country the data resides at any point in time, and it keeps changing, it’s hard to see how the retrieval of the data can violate anyone’s sovereignty.” This Law360 article is paywalled.

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