Today I should be out of meetings in the afternoon, but trying to write as quickly as possible. (How to contact me)
The Human Rights Caucus hearing on Colombia, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed. (Thanks, “Trumpcare” bill.) So I won’t be spending today preparing testimony.
Instead, I have a mandatory staff training all morning (lawyers talking to us about how to operate when, as has happened in Ecuador or Venezuela, your government might be looking for reasons to sue you for what you say or write). This afternoon, the schedule is clear to finish a near-final draft—everything but a final copy edit—of our giant report on all 109 existing U.S. programs that aid foreign militaries and police forces. And if things are quiet enough, to begin producing a new podcast.