Sharp Dissection of the Mueller Report at Lawfareblog
Expert analysis from expert analysts
It’s a little odd to hype another blog in a blog, but the Mueller Report analysis at Lawfareblog warrants an exception. The blog was founded by the University of Texas’ Bobby Chesney, Harvard’s Jack Goldsmith (yes, that Jack Goldsmith), and Brookings’ (and formerly Washington Post’s) Ben Wittes. Now before you go all crazy on liberal establishment media, you should take a look at the blog and drill down on the bona fides of the establishing scholars. Goldsmith is a bona fide legal (and political?) conservative, and Wittes is a right-leaning moderate, though his positions are complex and sometimes hard to read and predict — an aspect of his scholarship and commentary I particularly like. The blog now is mostly run by slightly less famous rising stars in the national security community, though Goldsmith, Chesney and Wittes remain as frequent contributors. Lawfareblog is to national security law as SCOTUSblog is to Supreme Court practice.
The mainstream media is on fire with self-appointed pundits and politicians masquerading as legal experts on the report and its impacts. But if you want real, no kidding, pretty neutral expert analysis of this report from a legal angle, bookmark Lawfareblog as one of your sources of information. For example, this particular piece, to which Wittes contributes, tells you about 95% of what you need to absorb about the report.
Everything on Lawfareblog isn’t Gospel truth, but everything is meticulously analyzed and sourced with expert commentary by folks who are uniquely well qualified to deliver it. We should aspire that more news and analysis, broadcast, print and online, even approached this editorial standard.