On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr sent a letter to the president requesting that he invoke executive privilege over the Justice Department documents related to the Mueller report that the House Judiciary Committee has requested. The letter is below.
Document: Nadler's May 7 Letter to McGahn's Attorney Regarding Assertion of Executive Privilege Over McGahn Documents
On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler sent the following letter to William Burck, who represents former White House Counsel Don McGahn, regarding the White House's assertion of executive privilege over documents requested by the committee pertaining to the Mueller report. The letter is below.
Document: Justice Department Letter to Nadler Invoking Executive Privilege Over Unredacted Mueller Report
On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd transmitted a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler notifying Nadler that the president was invoking executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report in response to Nadler's scheduling of a vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt. The letter is below.
On Tuesday, Pat Cipillone, the White House counsel, sent a letter to Don McGahn's attorney invoking executive privilege over documents that the White House provided to McGahn in the course of his cooperation with the special counsel investigation. The letter is below. Later Tuesday, McGahn's attorney transmitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on the same subject, also available below.
On April 23, the Hoover Institution hosted the latest iteration of the Security by the Book series, where Jack Goldsmith interviewed Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman about their new book, “Of Privacy and Power, The Transatlantic Struggle Over Freedom and Security.” They talked about how the relationship between Europe and U.S. has changed in response to regulations and other government action in the security and privacy spheres on both sides of the Atlantic.
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had submitted a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on March 27 related to the letter Barr sent to Congress on March 24 summarizing the Mueller report. Mueller’s letter is available below.
On Tuesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its annual statistical transparency report for 2o18. The full report is available below.