Tag Archives: Security

The Lawfare Podcast: Brad Moss on Presidential Power and Security Clearances

The President of the United States this week stripped the former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance in a dramatic White House statement by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The White House is threatening more adverse security clearance … Continue reading

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SA poised to follow suit in utilisation of non-competition merger control to protect State security in foreign mergers

A controversial introduction in the latest draft of the Competition Amendment Bill of 2018 is the inclusion of a section that requires the State President to constitute a standing committee of cabinet ministers and public officials to consider whether a … Continue reading

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How Trump’s Outburst Over Security Clearances Harms the Presidency

Once again, Donald Trump has heedlessly jeopardized important institutional interests of the presidency in the service of his own personal pique.  For years, courts have declined to review the merits of security clearance determinations, relying on Department of Navy v. … Continue reading

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Rational Security: The 'Frenzied Commentary' Edition

This week, we talk about what Paul Manafort's fraud trial tells us, and doesn't tell us, about l'Affaire Russe; the tussle between executive and legislative authority in the new National Defense Authorization Act; and the end of Peter Strzok's FBI career. … Continue reading

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Document: President Trump’s Statement Revoking Former CIA Director Brennan’s Security Clearance

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued the following statement revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. The full statement is below:   Brennan Clearance Statement (PDF) Brennan Clearance Statement (Text) Read more detail on Recent International Law posts – … Continue reading

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