The inspector general of the United States Department of Justice says that a witness to gross misconduct by the president of the United States has a duty to keep his mouth shut.
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Sally Yates’s testimony yesterday calls into yet greater doubt the effectiveness of White House Counsel Don McGahn.
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is hearing testimony from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." A livestream of the event is available here and below.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has announced in a letter to Department of Justice staff that the Department will not be enforcing President Trump's executive order excluding immigrants and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from the United States.
The letter is included below and is also available here.
Over the past few weeks, I have been up to my neck in encryption.
Last week, one of us noted Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s question to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates asking whether the manufacturers of encrypted devices might be liable civilly if FBI Director James Comey’s “going-dark” warnings were to come true and public safety were to be harmed as a result.
On Thursday, I described the surprisingly warm reception FBI Director James Comey got in the Senate this week with his warning that the FBI was "going dark" because of end-to-end encryption. In this post, I want to take on the merits of the renewed encryption debate, which seem to me complicated and multi-faceted and not all pushing in the same direction.