An initial analysis of the trove of CIA documents released by Wikileaks.
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Even if one agrees that FISA and the applicable minimization procedures were likely observed in the Flynn case, that should be the beginning, not the end, of the analysis.
In light of President Trump’s recent attacks on leakers, we’ve provided an examination of what the nature of leak investigations and enforcement means for executive information control.
FISC Rejects Claim That Public Has a First Amendment Right to Court Decisions About Bulk Data Collection
Citizens do not have a First Amendment right to read the full court decisions that support the legality of the NSA’s bulk data collection program, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has concluded.
So let me sound a note of dissent—several notes of dissent, to be precise—on Comey’s villainy. And let me emphatically dissent on the question of whether of whether he should be replaced as FBI director.
Having recently gone through the prepublication review process, I’d like to offer my own thoughts on the process—which I’d give a mixed review—along with suggestions for evaluation criteria that should be helpful in assessing any overdue reform initiatives
If the media is understandably going to publish newsworthy stuff, regardless of its provenance, and people are going to continue to use email and other communications that leave a record, what should be done to mitigate risk?
Comey's decision to talk in detail about the Clinton investigation is justifiable. But don't let it become a precedent. When prosecutors and investigators decline to indict someone, they should shut the heck up.
Jim Comey's statement is simultaneously emphatic that Clinton and her staff behaved inappropriately and equally emphatic that no reasonable prosecutor would want to bring a case against them. His reputation for personal probity and apolitical behavior is such that both statements must be taken seriously.
The broken pre-publication review process cannot be fixed on an agency-by-agency basis.