The Lawfare Podcast: John Brennan and Jerrold Nadler on 20 Months Under Trump

In Conversation: Former CIA Director John O. Brennan, FCRH ' 77 & Congressman Jerrold Nadler, FLS '78 Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee

On September 4th, 2018 the Center on National Security at Fordham Law hosted a very special event engaging two Fordham University alumni; Former CIA Director John O. Brennan and Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York's 10th District.

After more than 30 years in government service, John O. Brennan is currently the Distinguished Fellow for Global Security at the Center on National Security.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler currently represents the 10th District of New York, and has served as a U.S. congressman for over 25 years.

Listen to the podcast below.

“The challenges that President Donald Trump has posed to the rule of law are well documented, from his delegitimization of the law enforcement investigation into his campaign and conduct in office, to his attacks on federal judges who rule against the legality of his policy prerogatives. Coupled with what many call his adversarial relationship with his own intelligence community, the Trump presidency has created a role of the executive with no analogue in recent memory. 

On September 4, at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, Representative Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and former CIA Director John Brennan, both outspoken critics of the president, sat down for a conversation about what they've seen in the past 20 months under the Trump administration, including their takes on threats to the rule of law, the investigations of the president, and ongoing vulnerability of American democracy to cyber threats.”

Karen Greenberg