An update on a Freedom of Information Act request.
Latest in Secrecy: FOIA
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.
Justice Department’s 2014 Policy on the Duty to Search for Exculpatory Evidence in IC or DOD Possession
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Justice Department produced a memo of interest to followers of law enforcement and intelligence policy.
I was surprised to find in my mailbox this morning a small package from the CIA. I was even more surprised to find within it a letter to me from CIA Director Michael Pompeo himself. The contents of Pompeo's letter, which the CIA posted on its website as well, further surprised me.
This seems like a job for the Freedom of Information Act.