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Welcome to Lawfare No Bull. We have been doing no bull podcasts, mostly for congressional hearings for a long time on the Lawfare podcast feed, we decided to do more of them incorporating a wider range of the public sound of the world of National Security


So we spun it off as its own podcast. No Bull Lawfare. It will feature primary source audio from a range of sources, speeches, congressional hearings, court proceedings, think tank events, things that we think are interesting and that we think you'll think are interesting. Sometimes edited, sometimes not.


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Day 6, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
1:38:03


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Jun 29, 2022
Day 5, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
2:15:21


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Jun 24, 2022
Day 4, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
2:22:19


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Jun 22, 2022
Day 3, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
2:31:07


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Jun 17, 2022
GWU Symposium on Threats at Home and Abroad
2:17:04


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Jun 16, 2022
Hearing Two: United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
1:50:39


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Jun 14, 2022
United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
1:31:43
The following are highlights from the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on the Capitol. This hearing took place on June 9, 2022.

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Jun 10, 2022
A Conversation With DAG Lisa Monaco at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics
1:06:29
Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco spoke at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics about the role of the Department of Justice in a time of intense partisan division. She discussed the rule of law, impartiality, institutional reform at the Justice Department and more. The audio for this event was provided by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

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May 19, 2022
Matt Olsen Talks Cyber Threats and the ODNI’s Latest Report
1:00:04

On April 29th, at the 2022 Verify Conference hosted by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Aspen Institute, journalist Aruna Viswanatha hosted a fireside chat with Matt Olsen, the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Justice Department. They discussed the report published earlier that day from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that disclosed, for the first time, that the FBI had searched the section 702 database 3.4 million times to access information regarding U.S. persons last year. They also spoke about current cyber powers, how cyber threats have shifted in the past decade and the Justice Department’s recent efforts to go after Russian oligarchs following the invasion of Ukraine.





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May 03, 2022
Vice President Harris on Establishing Norms for Space
14:11
Vice President Kamala Harris delivered an address on April 18, discussing the development and defense of international space norms. She discussed U.S. investments in space capability and addressed the issue of the testing of direct-ascent anti-satellite weapons—mentioning the destruction caused by recent missile launches from China and Russia. Harris announced that the U.S. commits not to conduct these kinds of missile tests in space and called on other nations to do the same.

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Apr 25, 2022
1/6 Committee Talks Contempt Charges for Former Trump Aides
51:50

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol held a meeting on March 28th. They discussed a report recommending that the House of Representatives hold former Trump aides Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino, Jr. in contempt of Congress for their roles in the insurrection and their refusal to comply with the investigation.





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Apr 04, 2022
President Biden's Address From Warsaw
27:40
On March 26, President Biden gave a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, on the efforts of the U.S. and NATO to support the people of Ukraine amid their ongoing conflict following Russia’s invasion. He called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the violence, and encouraged all democratic nations to stand with the people of Ukraine.

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Mar 29, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
1:59:36

Last week, the Senate held confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. This episode of No Bull includes just the questions and answers regarding national security law.





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Mar 28, 2022
The House hears testimony on “Worldwide Threats”
1:28:22

Last week, on the morning of March 8th, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held its annual worldwide threats hearing to hear testimony about the current security threats that face the United States and its allies. 


The committee heard from Intelligence Community leaders, including Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, William Burns, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence, General Paul Nakasone, the Director of the National Security Agency and Christopher Wray, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 



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Mar 18, 2022
Ukrainian President Zelensky Addresses Congress
15:12
In a virtual address to Congress on March 16th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the U.S. to support a no-fly zone over Ukraine and to provide military aid to help defend themselves against Russia. Zelensky also played a video, which we cut but is worth watching, showing visuals of civilians being killed and injured in the ongoing conflict.

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Mar 17, 2022
The 2022 State of the Union Address
51:15
Today on Lawfare: No Bull: President Biden gave his first State of the Union address this week, which we present to you in full - minus the applause. Biden discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Democrats' plans for addressing inflation, crime, and healthcare, including COVID-19 related bills.

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Mar 03, 2022
The DOJ's Role in Combatting Nation State Threats
59:29
Earlier this week, the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hosted an event on the Justice Department’s role in combatting nation state threats. Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at DOJ, spoke about the issue and then sat down for a fireside chat with the Director of Policy at NSI, John Lipsey, to answer some questions.

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Feb 26, 2022
Deputy AG Lisa Monaco at the Munich Cyber Security Conference
13:46

On Thursday, February 17th, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco delivered the keynote address at the Munich Cyber Security Conference 2022. She spoke about past enforcement actions against cyber criminals, including the seizure of ransomware payments and other hacks, the FBI’s Virtual Asset Exploitation Unit, the DOJ’s appointment of former AUSA Eun Young Choi as director of the DOJ’s national cryptocurrency enforcement team, and other matters related to cryptocurrency regulation and incident responses to malevolent cyber actors. 





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Feb 18, 2022
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Cost of US Drone Strikes
1:26:09
On Wednesday February 9th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the legal and human costs of U.S. drone strikes. The committee heard from five witnesses including Hina Shamsi, Director of the National Security Project at the ACLU; Radhya al-Mutawakel, Chairperson of the Mwatana for Human Rights in Yemen; Stephen Pomper, Chief of Policy at the International Crisis Group; Retired Air Force General and Chief of Staff John Jumper; and Nathan Sales, Former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterrorism at the State Department.

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Feb 11, 2022
The Senate Judiciary Committee on the Threat of Domestic Terrorism
1:32:06
On Tuesday, January 11th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the threat of domestic terrorism facing our nation, one year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The hearing included testimonies from Matthew Olsen, Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division of the Department of Justice and Jill Sanborn, Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch of the FBI.

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Jan 12, 2022
President Biden Speaks on the Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection
25:43
On January 6th 2022, President Joe Biden spoke in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, to commemorate the attack that happened there one year ago.

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Jan 07, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks on January 6th Attack
28:49

On January 5th 2022, the eve of the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered a speech reviewing the Justice Department’s efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the attack on the Capitol. He also promised that the DOJ will do everything in its power to defend American people and American democracy and confirmed that the department remains committed to holding all January 6th perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law.





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Jan 06, 2022
The House votes to hold Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress
36:33
On the evening of December 13th, the House Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot unanimously passed a motion to hold former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress. The vote stemmed from a 51-page report that laid out the case against Meadows, who refused to testify in front of the committee and defied a subpoena to hand over records that could shed light on the investigation into the January 6th riot.

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Dec 17, 2021
President Biden's Closing Remarks at the Virtual Summit for Democracy
9:05
President Biden delivered closing remarks at the Virtual Summit for Democracy on December 10th. During the two-day event, he met with global leaders to discuss issues ranging from COVID-19, voting rights, the climate crisis and cybersecurity. This event was the first of two, with the second planned to take place one year from now.

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Dec 16, 2021
Closing Guantanamo: Ending 20 Years of Injustice
1:45:16

On December 7th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing addressing the controversial topic of closing Guantanamo, 20 years after the September 11th attacks. The committee heard from six witnesses including Brigadier General John Baker, Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions; Retired Major General Michael Lehnert; Katya Jestin, Co-Managing Partner at Jenner and Block; Colleen Kelly, Co-founder of 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows; Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director at the National Security Institute; and Charles Stimson of the Heritage Foundation.


As of today, 39 men still reside in the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 



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Dec 15, 2021
House hearing on climate change and Arctic national security
1:26:44
Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber met to discuss climate change in the Arctic. The virtual hearing, led by Chair William R. Keating, heard from four expert witnesses who explained the national security, environmental and societal impacts that global warming poses to the Arctic.

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Nov 23, 2021
Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks at COP26
44:36
On Saturday, November 13th, 190 nations decided on a deal to reduce global emissions. John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, spoke at the COP26 summit after the agreement, stressing that compromise on a range of issues was necessary to reach a deal that benefits everyone.

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Nov 16, 2021
House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Countering Domestic Terrorism
48:17
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 9:30 AM ET, the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee will hold an open hearing on countering domestic terrorism with The Honorable John Cohen, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Mr. Timothy Langan, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Nov 11, 2021
Supreme Court hears FBI v. Fazaga
2:08:20

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, November 8th, in a case involving the surveillance of Muslim communities as part of a post-9/11 FBI operation.


The central issue of the case revolves around whether or not the surveillance violated the Constitution - or if a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) will allow it to continue.


Yassir Fazaga is one of the three individuals who filed the lawsuit against the FBI, claiming to be targets of the operation.



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Nov 09, 2021
House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within the IC
32:50

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on Wednesday. The committee focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within intelligence agencies. 


Leaders within this community, including Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Director of the CIA William Burns and Director of the NSA General Paul M Nakasone, spoke at length about how they're addressing these issues within their respective agencies and the community at large.



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Oct 31, 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees
3:51:58

On October 27th, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The week before, he also took questions during an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. 


The hearings focused on a memo that AG Garland sent to the FBI, asking them to investigate threats against school board officials.



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Oct 31, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Abu Zubaydah
1:11:50

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last Wednesday in a case testing the limits of public disclosure about the CIA's secret torture program after the Sept. 11 attacks.


The central issue of the case concerns whether a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, who has never been charged with a crime can subpoena testimony from the CIA contractors who supervised his torture.


Abu Zubaydah was the first prisoner held by the CIA to undergo extensive torture.



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Oct 14, 2021
Aspen Cyber Summit: Fireside Chat with Lisa Monaco
27:57
Produced and hosted by Aspen Digital, the 2021 Aspen Cyber Summit provides one of the most significant stages for discussions around cybersecurity policy, strategy, and operations. The theme of this year's Summit is systemic cyber risk, as leaders in government and industry attempt to understand and control the most dangerous sources of cyber risk that allow adversaries to inflict damage at a regional, national, or international scale.

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Oct 13, 2021
Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Senate Commerce Committee
1:45:09
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security held testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, focusing on the potential harms posed to children by social media platforms. Haugen released tens of thousands of pages of leaked internal documents, which she contends show how Facebook has been negligent toward the harm it causes. The hearing covered Facebook’s research into the impacts of its apps on young audiences and its handling of data of children and other users.

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Oct 06, 2021
Senate Armed Services Committee: U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan
1:25:18
The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony today from top Pentagon officials about the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie faced questions about the Biden administration’s plan for conducting counterterrorism missions in the future and an airstrike that resulted in the death of 10 civilians. Additionally, Milley received questions on his calls to the Chinese government in the last few months of the Trump presidency.

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Sep 29, 2021
Mayorkas, Wray and Christine Abizaid testify before Senate
55:42
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine the landscape 20 years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland w/ DHS Secretary Mayorkas, FBI Director Wray, and NCTC Director Christine Abizaid.

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Sep 23, 2021
Joe Biden Speaks to the UN General Assembly
35:08
On today's Lawfare No Bull, President Biden gives his first address before the United Nations General Assembly and discusses an array of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. His speech aims to reassure other nations of American leadership on the world stage and to encourage intensive diplomacy by calling on allies to act quickly and cooperatively to address the major challenges of our time.

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Sep 23, 2021
Statement by PM Johnson, President Biden and PM Morrison on AUKUS Agreement
12:51

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Australia, the United States and Britain have jointly announced a new trilateral security partnership that will see Australia scrap a multi-billion dollar program to build French-designed submarines and build a nuclear-powered fleet with U.S. and British technology instead.



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Sep 17, 2021
Secretary of State Blinken on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Senate Foreign Relations Committee)
1:42:38
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken faces the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over the withdrawal from Afghanistan. We took out the speechifying and the grandstanding and included just the questions and answers.

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Sep 15, 2021
George W. Bush 9/11 Memorial Speech
11:26
Former President George W. Bush speaks at Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Sep 13, 2021