Pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Justice Department has—in a highly unusual move—released a redacted copy of the FISA application seeking a warrant against former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The application became the subject of political controversy when the Republican majority on the House intelligence committee, on the basis of little evidence, accused the FISA Court and Justice Department of enabling the surveillance of Page for political rather than national security reasons.
A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. has returned an indictment against Mariia Butina, the Russian woman arrested for her involvement in an alleged conspiracy to "infiltrate organizations active in U.S. politics in an effort to advance the interests of the Russian Federation.” The indictment, available in full below, charges Butina with acting as an agent of a foreign power and with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign power.
The Justice Department’s National Security Division, not the special counsel, unveils a potentially new front in Russian election interference.
What parallels between the family separations policy and the first attempt at the travel ban say about the Trump administration’s approach to governance.
What does it mean, in the face of profound ugliness on the part of the executive branch, to declare the judgment of that ugliness to be outside the authority of the Supreme Court?
Over the last week, litigation has piled up relating to the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant parents from children at the U.S. border—and the president's June 20 executive order on the issue is likely to precipitate even more lawsuits.
The 500-page Justice Department report underscores that the investigation has no simple narrative arc.