David Rivkin

BakerHostetler

Guest

David Rivkin is an attorney with BakerHostetler, specializing in free speech and government transparency issues. He formerly served in the Department of Justice and the White House in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.

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Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but critics say he's creating a new swamp of potential conflicts of interest.

Will Washington become a kleptocracy?

Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but critics say he's creating a new swamp of potential conflicts of interest.

from To the Point

The Constitution prohibits public officials — including the President — from financial conflicts of interest — domestic or foreign.

Is Donald Trump thumbing his nose at the Founding Fathers?

The Constitution prohibits public officials — including the President — from financial conflicts of interest — domestic or foreign.

from To the Point

While Edward Snowden's in exile in Moscow, debate is raging: should President Obama grant him a pardon?

Secrecy versus the right to privacy in a dangerous world

While Edward Snowden's in exile in Moscow, debate is raging: should President Obama grant him a pardon?

from To the Point

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

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Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

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