A federal employee’s background-check materials should not be released under FOIA. But the records of how such an abusive request was processed certainly should be.
Latest in Secrecy: FOIA
The release of the Carter Page FISA applications represents a monumental disclosure to the public—and underlines just how disingenuous House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes has been.
Pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Justice Department has—in a highly unusual move—released a redacted copy of the FISA application seeking a warrant against former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The application became the subject of political controversy when the Republican majority on the House intelligence committee, on the basis of little evidence, accused the FISA Court and Justice Department of enabling the surveillance of Page for political rather than national security reasons.
An update on a Freedom of Information Act request.
A few months ago, I began working with Scott Anderson and Sabrina McCubbin on an interesting project: trying to discern whether the State Department was, quite literally, paying President Trump money. Today, having gotten no response from the department on the subject, I filed a lawsuit on the subject
Newly Disclosed Documents on the Five Eyes Alliance and What They Tell Us about Intelligence-Sharing Agreements
Analysis of newly disclosed documents undergirding the international intelligence sharing arrangement between the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, otherwise known as the Five Eyes alliance.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. on the Freedom of Information Act.
We’re still waiting to hear back from the State Department, but another organization has gotten some responsive documents. Here’s what they show.
Nearly one year after the Trump administration's April 2017 strike in Syria, Protect Democracy is still suing for public release of the legal justification behind the strike.
In May 2017, the nonprofit Protect Democracy filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the Trump administration's legal justification behind the U.S. airstrikes in Syria during April of that year. The litigation produced proof of a seven-page legal memo analyzing the legal basis for the strikes, which the Justice Department has not yet released.