Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the transfer of John Doe, an American citizen held in U.S. military custody in Iraq, to Saudi custody.
Earlier today, the Justice Department provided copies of ex-FBI Director James Comey's memos of his conversations with President Trump to the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, the majority leaders of which had threatened to subpoena of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and hold him in contempt if he did not provide the memos. The memos have since become public. The transmission letter, as well as the declassified memos, are available below.
Below is a transcript of President Trump's remarks announcing airstrikes in Syria this evening. The government has also released an assessment of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, also included below.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 13, 2018
Following an FBI raid on his home, hotel room and office, President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen filed for a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to prevent federal investigators from reviewing material seized in the raid. Cohen is also requesting that the court allow his attorneys to review the seized material prior to investigators to ensure that the government does not review material covered by attorney-client privilege. The government has filed an opposition to Cohen's motion.
In a jarring reminder of "the nature of the person" who occupies the Oval Office, the Washington Post reports that President Trump questioned the CIA why it took measures to avoid civilian casualties while conducting a targeted killing.
Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in Doe v. Mattis, the case of a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen (John Doe) detained in Iraq by the U.S. military.
On Tuesday, April 3, Alex van der Zwaan became the first person to receive a court sentence in the course of the Mueller investigation. But the sentencing hearing was a strangely anticlimactic affair.*/