Quinta Jurecic

Quinta Jurecic is the Managing Editor of Lawfare. She previously served as an editorial writer for the Washington Post and as Lawfare's associate editor.

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The Russia Connection

Document: Justice Department Releases Carter Page FISA Application

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. 

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Indictment Against Mariia Butina

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.