William Banks

Syracuse University

Guest

Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University and an expert on constitutional and national-security law and counterterrorism

William Banks on KCRW

Senior officials in the Trump Justice Department really have suspected the president of allegiance to Russia. They considered invoking the 25th Amendment.

President Trump, Russia and the 25th Amendment

Senior officials in the Trump Justice Department really have suspected the president of allegiance to Russia. They considered invoking the 25th Amendment.

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The New York Times has published a  lengthy account  of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

Obama's 'Kill List' and the Rules of War

The New York Times has published a lengthy account of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

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Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

Obama the Warrior in a New Kind of War

Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

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