More #FinCENFiles IMPACT:

The FinCEN files will change suspicious activity reporting

"In the coming months, we expect regulators and law enforcement to place more focus on the quality and timeliness of SARs."…
"The FinCEN files have highlighted failings in the quality of information communicated through SARs, which often feature one-line explanations of suspicious activity."
"The FinCEN files highlighted multiple instances where banks and law enforcement failed to act quickly enough to prevent the proceeds of crime from entering the system."
"With the FinCEN files playing their part, scrutiny around SARs is only likely to increase as financial crime crawls up..."

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4 Mar
NEW deep dive by @bri_sacks & me. We obtained 81 pages of docs & pics via #FOIA from Federal Protective Service about the intel they had in the lead up to the Capitol riots and the day of the insurrection. Good stuff here.…
Here's the full set of documents.

(WaPo, @FOIANate and team, also reported on this today.)…
DHS Federal Protective Service were monitoring live streams of the Jan 6 insurrection. Faces were redacted in the documents the agency turned over to us.
Read 6 tweets
3 Mar
5 months after the release of #FinCENFiles

Over the next year, a small, relatively obscure bureau of the Treasury Dept - FinCEN- will take a lead role in plugging what many experts consider the biggest hole in the U.S.’s anti-money-laundering protections…
Nearly all of the reforms that will now be undertaken as highlighted in this story is related to massive institutional and regulatory failures that we @BuzzFeedNews & @ICIJorg and more than 100 media orgs around the world exposed and spent 16 months investigating. Stunning impact
This WSJ story cites our #FinCENFiles investigation and findings, which Treasury told us would threaten natsec and referred to DOJ for investigation. The agency's claims were recently undercut by AML officials who said it would lead to positive change…
Read 4 tweets
23 Feb
BOOM: Capitol Police is not subject to #FOIA so @BuzzFeedNews & I are using another tool to lift the veil of secrecy & gain access to a wide range of docs about the inner workings of the police force: the common law right of access. NEW lawsuit just filed…
Here's the complaint filed today by our attorney @_LightLaw

Please support our efforts and our battle to make these documents public. Sign up for a @BuzzFeedNews membership…
Although most cases involving the common law right of access to govt docs involve records in the custody of the judicial branch, the DC Circuit has made clear that the right applies to all 3 branches of the federal govt and is not limited to records similar to court documents.
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6 Feb
Saturday SCOOP: The man overseeing President Joe Biden's daily intelligence briefing previously advocated for the CIA’s false claims about its torture program to a powerful Senate committee.


Veteran CIA intel analyst Morgan Muir was one of Biden's briefers delivering the PDB. When we contacted ODNI about his role in defending CIA torture program the agency said he would not be at WH on a daily basis briefing Biden

Yesterday, ODNI said he wouldnt be at WH at all

The revelations about Muir's role leading a CIA team to defend the agency's response to the Senate Intel Committee's torture report has not been revealed before.

Read 11 tweets
2 Feb
NEW: Records Pried Loose By @BuzzFeedNews via #FOIA Have Prompted A Demand For The Investigation Of Former Trump Health Officials

@OpenTheGov & @GovAcctProj sent letter to OSC stating HHS spox Michael Caputo & his science advisor violated "anti-gag" law…
Here's the letter signed by @GovAcctProj's @mcculloughirvin and @OpenTheGov calling for OSC to investigate Caputo's violations of anti gag provision in the Whistleblower Protection Act
Another example of how @BuzzFeedNews and I have been aggressively using #FOIA over the past 4 years and the impact from our disclosures. Please sign up for a membership and fund our 2021 FOIA battles!
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28 Jan
NEW: I filed a #FOIA request with USPS Office of Inspector General to see what was happening at postal facilities around the country right around the presidential election.

This is Philadephia.

This is North Carolina. The USPS OIG investigated allegations political mail was tossed into a dumpster.

This is Michigan

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