A “Call Mitch McConnell” Ad That Really Does Seem to Want You to Call Mitch McConnell (About Election Security)

Bill Kristol: We can't count on Trump for election security. And Mitch McConnell is blocking the Senate from even considering bipartisan election security legislation. Enough. This ad from @ForTheRuleOfLaw is on the air in DC and KY. pic.twitter.com/RdbmIcRaNy— Bill Kristol … Continue reading

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“Democrats swore off donations from lobbyists and fossil fuel execs. But some are skirting their own rules.”

WaPo: Among New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s donors to his presidential campaign is a vice president of a leading pharmaceutical company. The senior vice president of Comcast who oversees the company’s lobbying efforts hosted a fundraiser for former vice president Joe … Continue reading

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“F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns”

NYT: The Federal Election Commission said on Thursday that a Silicon Valley security company could immediately start helping 2020 presidential candidates defend their campaigns from the kinds of malicious email attacks that Russian hackers exploited in the 2016 election.The F.E.C. … Continue reading

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The Reverse Stormy Daniels: Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims Money Spent on Affairs Mixed Business and Pleasure and Were Campaign Related

Brad Heath: Lawyers for Rep. Duncan Hunter say his affairs with three lobbyists and two congressional staffers "often served an overtly political purpose" and suggests he was simply a "married man mixing business with pleasure." pic.twitter.com/aTiu8AJRyw— Brad Heath (@bradheath) June … Continue reading

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I Testified at House Judiciary Committee on Foreign Interference in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and the Implications of the Mueller Report and President Trump’s Statements Welcoming 2020 Foreign Help

My Written Testimony begins: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to speak about a matter that is among the greatest concerns I have had in twenty-five years of researching and teaching about American election law and … Continue reading

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Trump Says He Would Accept Foreign Government In-Kind Contributions of Opposition Research in the 2020 Elections, in Violation of American Law

Watch the clip: EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/7gvoAViw9r pic.twitter.com/k5Yqd9YxdC— Evan … Continue reading

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“Russia’s manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed”

Politico: Russia’s infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday concluded.The Internet Research Agency campaign may not only have had … Continue reading

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