Thursday: “Congressional Oversight of the DOJ and FBI in the Trump Era” at Georgetown Law

April 17, 2018

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee; Tom Davis, the former Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee; noted scholars; and experts who have served in the FBI, Department of Justice and White House will discuss “Congressional Oversight of the DOJ and FBI in the Trump Era” at Georgetown Law this Thursday, April 19.


Administrations of both parties have traditionally kept the Department of Justice at arm’s length, allowing investigations and prosecutions to run their course without political interference.  President Donald Trump has critiqued and commented upon DOJ and FBI, their leadership and ongoing criminal and counterintelligence matters in unprecedented ways.  On Thursday, April 19, Georgetown Law’s Center for Congressional Studies will convene a forum featuring House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), bipartisan experts and noted scholars to to discuss the consequences of the President’s break from the practices of his predecessors; and the past, current and potential role of Congressional oversight in ensuring an independent DOJ and FBI.


Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee

Tom Davis
Former U.S. Representative (R-VA) and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Mary McCord
Visiting Professor and Senior Litigator at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection; Former Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security (2014-2017)

Bruce Fein
Former Associate Deputy Attorney General during the Reagan Administration
House Minority (Republican) Counsel in the Iran-Contra Investigation

David Vladeck
Professor at Georgetown Law; Faculty Director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology; Expert on litigation involving minority party rights in the House

Josh Campbell
Former Special Assistant to the FBI Director; Former Supervisory Special Agent

moderated by:

Victoria Nourse
Professor at Georgetown Law; Director, Center on Congressional Studies at Georgetown Law; Former Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden


Thursday, April 19, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave.
Washington, DC 20001


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