On Oct. 21, the Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General released its report on the hiring process of Michael Ellis as the general counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA) and his subsequent placement on administrative leave. The report found that, regarding Ellis’s hiring as general counsel, there was “no improper influence or failure to comply with [Department of Defense] guidance in the process and decision to select Mr.
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On Oct. 18, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against: Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol; the House Select Committee; David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States; and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
McCabe won back his pension Thursday after the Justice Department settled a lawsuit asserting McCabe was illegally fired.
The Senate Judiciary Committee released an interim report on former President Trump’s efforts to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The report is based on documents as well as interviews with former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former U.S. Attorney Byung Jin Pak, among other department officials.
In a court filing on Aug. 27, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines asserted state secrets privilege in a civil lawsuit filed by Sakab Saudi Holding Company against Dr. Saad Aljabri, a former Saudi Arabia government official, and two of his sons. The lawsuit alleges that Aljabri defrauded the Sakab Saudi Holding Company and was filed in Massachusetts state court on March 21 and has since been brought before Massachusetts District Court.
A judge denied motions to dismiss voting machine company Dominion’s defamation suits against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Lindell for their claims that it was involved in 2020 election fraud.
A judge blocked much, but not all, of the House Oversight Committee’s request for documents from 2011 to 2018 related to Trump and his businesses.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is allowing Rep. Devin Nunes’s defamation suit against the Washington Post to proceed.
On Aug. 10, the Director of National Intelligence released its 21st Joint Assessment of Section 702 Compliance, which covers June 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2018. The semiannual report is produced in compliance with the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee obtained notes written by a former Justice Department official that detail former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election due to his false belief that there was widespread voter fraud. The notes, written by Deputy Attorney General Richard P. Donoghue, contain a summary of a Dec. 27 phone call, in which Trump reportedly instructed department officials to “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R.