On July 16, the Department of Justice charged Thomas Barrack, a former advisor to the 2016 Trump Campaign, with acting as an agent of a foreign government.
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On July 16, the Department of Justice unsealed a grand jury indictment
On July 19, the Department of Justice released a memorandum from Attorney General Merrick Garland that features new guidelines for “obtaining information, or records of, members of the news media.” Garland notes that the Justice Department currently uses a balancing test when deciding whether or not to pursue a journalist’s records but that such a test “may fail to properly weigh the important national interests in protecting journalists from compelled disclosure of information revealing
The memo provides the legal rationale behind the controversial January 2, 2020, drone strike that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and several leaders of the militia Kata’ib Hezbollah while in Baghdad, Iraq.
The 300-page report assesses the military’s handling of sexual assault and makes more than 80 recommendations to prevent sexual assault and move sexual assault prosecutions outside the chain of command.
The Manhattan District Attorney indicted the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg on 15 counts of financial crimes.
Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project released its research compendium concerning the 2020 election and the coronavirus pandemic.
On July 1, 2021, the National Security Agency, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre
Report Finds Widespread Use of Facial Recognition Technology by Federal Agencies Could Pose Privacy Risk
The report recommends that agencies track and assess the systems they use to mitigate the privacy and accuracy risks.
House Speaker Pelosi proposed legislation to create a select committee to investigate the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol.