Tuesday evening, The New York Times reported that President Donald J. Trump asked then-FBI director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser in a meeting earlier this year. According to Wendy Parmet, Northeastern’s Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law, if the content of the memo is confirmed, “it certainly would be further indication that there may have been some criminal conduct.”
President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, an unexpected move that sent shockwaves through Washington, D.C. We asked faculty member Dan Urman, a law and public policy expert, to weigh in on what’s next for Comey, his successor, and the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Trump’s possible ties to Russia.
When news broke of a top-ranking intelligence briefing about allegations involving President-elect Donald Trump and Russia, many outlets covered the story, but only one published the salacious details. Here, two journalism professors offer counter viewpoints about that outlet’s decision, with one arguing “the information was bound to be disclosed or leaked,” and the other calling the decision “misguided” and noting that “raw intelligence of the sort is often wrong.”