(May 24, 2019) WASHINGTON, DC: In its continued efforts to hold attorneys accountable for misconduct before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against the United State Department of Justice for refusing to produce records regarding alleged lying, misleading, and withholding of information from the FISC to obtain the warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. The lawsuits are filed just as SLF’s client John Solomon’s breaking story revealed that DOJ and FBI attorneys not only knew that the Steele Dossier was questionable, but had in fact debunked nearly every assertion made by Steele and knew that the dossier contained unverifiable and false information.
SLF’s FOIA request was a necessary necessary follow-up to the critical Motion for Publication of Records with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) filed on Tuesday this week.
“Disclosure of orders and rulings from from the FISC on attorney misconduct and discipline for alleged lying, misleading and withholding information from the court is absolutely vital to re-establish the damaged public trust in the American system of justice,” said Kimberly Hermann, SLF general counsel. “The FOIA requests filed today are necessary to help circle the square of information that we believe exists that the FISC may have warned powerful government attorneys in positions of high trust that their actions during the FISA warrant applications related to Carter Page and other American citizens.”