Barbara McQuade

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Barbara McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) is a Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School.  McQuade is the author of Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America. From 2010 to 2017, she served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in the Obama administration. From 1998 to 2010, McQuade served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit, where she prosecuted national security cases. McQuade is also on LinkedIn.

Articles by this author:

The Just Security Podcast: “Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America”

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Mar 7th, 2024

Book Excerpt: “Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America” by Barbara McQuade


Feb 26th, 2024

The Fulton County Disqualification Allegations: Myths, Facts and Unknowns

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Jan 30th, 2024

Michigan False Electors Prosecution Faces A Court Test

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Dec 11th, 2023

“Witnesses with Baggage” — Anticipating the Jan 6 Hearings and Related Investigations


Jun 6th, 2022

United States v. Donald Trump


Feb 22nd, 2022

Questions the January 6 Select Committee Should Ask Its Witnesses

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Jul 26th, 2021

House Should Impeach Trump to Keep Him from Running in 2024


Jul 14th, 2020

Eli Lake’s Omissions and Misleading Facts in Defense of Michael Flynn


May 27th, 2020

Barr Is Dismantling Charges Filed by Mueller


Mar 19th, 2020

Federal Criminal Offenses and the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

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Dec 16th, 2019

United States of America v. Rudolph W. Giuliani

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Oct 24th, 2019

Trump’s Call to Ukraine May Constitute “Honest Services Fraud”—A Core Crime of Public Corruption


Sep 25th, 2019

Expert Summaries of Mueller Report: A Collection

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Aug 20th, 2019

Did Trump and His Team Successfully Obstruct Mueller’s Investigation?


Jun 25th, 2019

How Barr May Interpret What It Means to Withhold “Grand Jury Information”


Apr 1st, 2019

Not Mere “Process Crimes,” False Statements Prosecutions Are Serious


Dec 20th, 2018

Reading Between the Lines: Is Gates Cooperating About More Than Manafort?


Aug 14th, 2018

Trump’s Militia Pardon is Another Blow to Federal Law Enforcement


Jul 11th, 2018

Loopholes in Public Corruption Laws Benefit Swamp Dwellers


Jun 11th, 2018

Crime or Slime: Making Sense of Michael Cohen’s Shell Company


May 11th, 2018

The Call is Coming from Inside the House — Homegrown Extremism is Here


Jul 13th, 2017