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Banks discusses Mueller investigation, midterm elections on Bloomberg

William C. Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says "There are no Justice Department rules that limit the investigation in the pendency of an election. Mr. Mueller is simply going about his day and lugging the law and facts to where they need to go."

October 17, 2018

Banks discusses Christopher Wray's Senate testimony on Bloomberg Law

Professor Emeritus William Banks discussed Christopher Wray's Senate Testimony on a Bloomberg Law podcast. In his testimony, Wray named China as the number one threat to the U.S, and discussed FBI mishandlings of background checks and drone regulations.

October 15, 2018

Banks discusses Kavanaugh investigation on Bloomberg Radio

William Banks, on Bloomberg Radio, discusses President Trump’s Monday comments, where he supported a "very comprehensive" investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018

Lovely weighs in on NAFTA talks in Financial Post, Bloomberg

"They are trying to threaten the Canadians into signing a deal that at this point the Canadians don’t want to sign and there is a gigantic bogeyman in the room which is the 25 percent tariff on Canadian auto imports," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

October 1, 2018

Banks speaks to Bloomberg Law about Rosenstein, Trump meeting

William Banks discusses Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s future in the Justice Department after Monday reports that he offered his verbal resignation to the White House. His interview can be heard on Bloomberg Law. 
September 25, 2018

Griffiths quoted in Bloomberg article on separatism, Quebec

According to Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, separatist aspirations are "alive and kicking" elsewhere in the world. That includes Catalonia and Scotland in Europe, and also French territory New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville.

September 21, 2018

Lovely discusses trade deficits with Bloomberg and Marketplace

"Trade policy has very little direct impact on the overall trade deficit in the longer run," said Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

September 6, 2018

Lovely weighs in on new NAFTA deal on Bloomberg TV

"What this deal really is signaling is that this administration is going to go forward with a 25% tariff on autos," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "That's going to greatly upset our partners in the EU, in Japan."

August 29, 2018

Banks discusses latest in Mueller probe on Bloomberg Radio

"The tweet that he [President Trump] released on Monday morning where he admitted the purpose of the 2016 meeting was to get more information on an opponent...if that was the purpose of the meeting, that was clearly unlawful." He added, "now, Mr. Mueller and his team have all the more reason to want to talk to the President."

August 17, 2018

Burman cited in Bloomberg article on capital gains taxation proposal

"If President Trump really wants to cut taxes on capital gains, he should go to Congress with a plan to do so directly, and not through a poorly designed back-door regulatory scheme," writes Leonard Burman, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

August 7, 2018

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