That’s the surprising lesson from this year’s FBI Climate Survey—though the counterintelligence division is, in some ways, a notable exception.
Former Special Agent Peter Strzok has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, as well as the Justice Department and FBI, over Strzok's dismissal from the FBI and the release of Strzok's text messages with then-FBI employee Lisa Page. The complaint alleges violations of Strzok's First Amendment and due process rights, as well as a violation of the Privacy Act concerning the release of the text messages.
Unfortunately, the past few years have provided a dramatic test of a theory we laid out just before Donald Trump’s election; more unfortunately still, the theory has held up well.
Past Lawfare coverage of the issues raised by the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the U.S. District of New York has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against the Trump campaign, President Trump and other associates and high-level members of his campaign, Wikileaks, the Russian government, and others associated with Russian election interference efforts. The ruling is available here and below.
The Constitution does not impose a requirement to begin impeachment proceedings. But under extreme circumstances, a refusal to engage the matter of impeachment raises questions about whether members of Congress are abiding by their oaths of office.
The good news is that national security bipartisanship in Congress lives. The bad news is that the only place it lives is in the pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian election interference.