Federal Law Enforcement
Anatomy of a Presidential Untruth: What Data Did the Justice Department Really Provide the White House?
On Feb. 10 of last year, a Justice Department lawyer in the department’s National Security Division (NSD) assembled some data on international terrorism convictions for transmission to the White House. The lawyer, a man named George Toscas, included in his email to his superiors what he described as “some general statements that are supported by [the data] and can be used publicly.”
They included such anodyne claims as these: