Blanket declassification of information related to the Page FISA warrant and Ohr’s counterintelligence work will have significant consequences beyond the Russia investigation.
Contrary to what allies of the president have suggested, the absence of a hearing regarding the Carter Page FISA application is not cause for alarm or a conclusion that the court glossed over a FISA application.
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.
The inquorate privacy watchdog may be back in action soon. If so, it should review the NSA’s call detail records program, Section 702, and the disparate impact of surveillance on minorities.
After argument in U.S. v. Hasbajrami, the Second Circuit now has the opportunity to address some of the serious Fourth Amendment issues that Congress ignored in FISA Reform. New analysis by Sharon Bradford Franklin
The courts are on a dangerous path in warrantless collection cases. A hearing Monday provides a chance to correct that.
I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties.
I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world.
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— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) August 5, 2018
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In a recent ruling, the European Court of Human Rights wielded its analysis less like a surgeon in an operating room and more like an elephant in a china shop.
Subtle but simple distinctions that even attorneys and federal agents did not know. How do legitimate-masquerading foreign/international, or overlapped, organizations or legal processes (basically willing or unwilling cutouts or proxies) play into domestic espionage and government function inference?
“espionage lite” because defendants typically engage in “espionage-like or clandestine behavior or an otherwise provable connection to an intelligence service, or information gathering or procurement-type activity on behalf of a foreign government” (emphasis added).
The criticism comes after a fight over unauthorized searches of digital and electronic records by the National Security Agency.