Congressional reforms implemented in the years after Nixon’s resignation hold important lessons for the present day.
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'The Day that We Can't Protect Human Sources': The President and the House Intelligence Committee Burn an Informant
What happens when the outing of intelligence sources is the province not of rogue insiders but of senior officials in two branches of this country’s government?
If the dishonesty of the Nunes memo is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.
Why Trump was wrong to call the Adam Schiff memo a "total political and legal BUST."
Over the last week, there's been a great deal of discussion on Lawfare regarding the role that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court might play in clearing up controversy over the Nunes memo. As a matter of fact, there isn't much doubt that the FISA Court has plenty of authority to investigate and punish Justice Department and FBI officials who have filed misleading pleadings.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has released the transcript of the Feb. 5 business meeting in which it voted to release the HPSCI minority rebuttal to the Nunes memo.
You can read the full text here:
Susan Hennessey and I filed a brief today before the FISC suggesting that the court should clarify publicly whether it is satisfied with the DOJ’s conduct before it.
As the details continue to emerge of exactly what transpired to obtain the FISA authorization targeting Carter Page, it is worth pausing to reflect on what unintended consequences may result from the Nunes memo.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is well-positioned to clear up the question of whether the FBI and Justice Department presented misleading information when they sought orders to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.