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FISA: Motion Filed, John Solomon - Public Trust in Justice; Follow-Up FOIAs Filed with DOJ, FBI

July 30, 2019

 

FULL STATEMENT FOLLOWING ADVISORY PUBLISHED BELOW

 

UPDATE (July 16-30, 2019) ATLANTA, GA: In its continued efforts to hold attorneys accountable for misconduct before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Southeastern Legal Foundation filed federal lawsuits against the FBI and 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.

 

Click here for updated filings

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UPDATE (May 24, 2019)  WASHINGTON, DC:  Southeastern Legal Foundation and award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon today filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as 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."  More to follow.

 

Click here for FOIA request to DOJ

Click here for FOIA request to FBI

 

(May 22, 2019) WASHINGTON, DC:   Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a Motion for Publication of Records with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on behalf of award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon and itself, seeking rulings, orders and opinions issued by the Court finding any of the attorneys associated with the Carter Page FISA applications violated rules of the Court or rules governing professional conduct by attorneys.

 

Southeastern Legal Foundation successfully pursued Bar sanctions against sitting President Bill Clinton, ultimately resulting in the surrender of his law license on the last day in office and disbarment by the U.S. Supreme Court (1998-2001) as part of the Agreed Order of Discipline from Independent Counsel Robert Ray.  Click here for more information on the Clinton matter.

 

"We face a serious crisis of public confidence in our judicial system.  Our nation's highest law enforcement officers and government attorneys are suspected of lying, misleading and withholding information from the FISC in order to obtain permission to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizen Carter Page," said Todd Young, SLF executive director.  "If true, even in part, one of the most profound ways to help re-establish public trust in the rule of law is to hold these attorneys professionally and publicly accountable for their alleged grievous violations of the law and public trust."

 

Click here for file stamped copy of FISC Motion for Publication (May 22, 2019)

 

 

 

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