Kristy Parker

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Kristy Parker is a counsel at Protect Democracy. She previously served for fifteen years in the U.S. Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor and Deputy Chief in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, and for four years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division’s Torts Branch.

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Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

How White House Threats to Revoke Security Clearances Violate the First Amendment

The White House’s threat Monday to revoke the security clearances of former intelligence community officials who have criticized the president over his response to Russian interference in the 2016 election (and Tuesday’s apparent escalation) is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign to punish those who voice disagreement with the president.