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Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

If this Washington Examiner report proves to be true, it will be a bitter pill for right-wing media. The Examiner and other pro-Trump outlets have talked themselves into believing, on the basis of very little evidence, that Durham had a criminal case against former CIA director John Brennan. The Obama-era CIA director has been told...

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Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

John Durham’s name floats in and out of news cycle, a phantom figure who presence is fleeting but significant. Durham is the career Justice Department attorney, assigned by Attorney General William Barr, to investigate the origins of the FBI”s investigation of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian state agents.  In right-wing media Durham is...

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DOJ Alumni Call on Judge to Ignore Barr and Sentence  Flynn

DOJ Alumni Call on Judge to Ignore Barr and Sentence Flynn

Two thousand former employees of the Justice Department and FBI have signed an open letter protesting the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. They urge Judge Amy Sullivan to ignore the dismissal. We urge Judge Sullivan to closely examine the Department’s stated rationale for dismissing the charges —...

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Justice Department Seeks to Empower Judges to Detain People Indefinitely

Justice Department Seeks to Empower Judges to Detain People Indefinitely

CNN reported over the weekend that the Justice Department is seeking new powers in the wake of the COVID19 plague and Politico added some valuable detail New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Utah Republican Michael Lee have criticized the proposal. One provision is scary, according to civil liberties lawyers. The proposal would also grant those...

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After a Harsh IG Report, FISA Reform Is on the Agenda

After a Harsh IG Report, FISA Reform Is on the Agenda

One the revelations of the report of Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department, was the abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) The act was passed by Congress in 1978, after revelations that CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton had presided over two massive program of spying on Americans. FISA requires the FBI...