Entries by emptywheel

Chuck Grassley and His Two Republican Friends

Chuck Grassley wrote the kind of letter that, with other Administrations, might elicit a more detailed explanation of why Trump fired the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. But given that he didn’t persuade enough Republicans to command a majority of the Senate, Trump is likely to just blow off the request.

The Scope of DOJ IG’s FISA Review

A seeming millennium ago, last Tuesday, DOJ’s Inspector General released a Management Advisory Memo describing the interim results of its effort to assess whether problems identified in Carter Page’s FISA application were unique, or reflected a more general problem with FISA. Based on the results from two prongs of DOJ IG’s ongoing investigation, DOJ IG […]