The Department of Justice submitted an unusual court filing in litigation over the release of the Carter Page FISA, arguing that the president's statements on Twitter concerning the Page FISA should not be assumed to be accurate or based on the president's personal knowledge of the underlying issue. The document, which was filed on Nov. 30 and first flagged by USA Today reporter Brad Heath, is available here and below.
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In June, a grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted former Senate intelligence committee security director James Wolfe on three counts of making false statements to federal investigators. On Monday, Wolfe assented to a plea agreement with the Justice Department, pleading guilty to one of those counts.
Chief Judge Beryl Howell orders the release of most of Leon Jaworski’s famous Watergate report to Congress—a document that has stayed secret longer than the identity of Deep Throat.
On Sept. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in a case concerning the court’s power to release material protected under grand jury secrecy
The time has come to release what may be the last great Watergate document still kept from the public—a document with enormous contemporary relevance.
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.
At the order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the National Archives and Records Administration has unsealed the 1999 special master's report on possible leaks from the independent counsel's office in the Starr investigation. The report is available here and below.
Contrary to what President Trump might think, he lacks any authority to censor the unclassified communications of former federal employees.
On Monday, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York filed a 13-count superseding indictment against Joshua Schulte in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
The Trump administration is right to be angry about leaks of truly classified information, but the attorney general should take care not to sow fear and distrust in the national security agencies.