2/#Bolton is being sued civilly by USGOVT for failing to comply w/contractual obligation that he abide by prepub review & receive final approval. USGOVT has pursued this path fewer than 10x in history.
3/Court did not agree w/USGOVT that book could be blocked but said “Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States. He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability."
Cabinet photo by C.M. Bell of Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield. The photograph was taken of Guiteau while he was in the D.C. jail on February 6, 1882. He was later executed for the crime.
An 1870 letter written by attorney Charles Guiteau who 11 years later would assassinate President James Garfield in Washington, D.C. Also here is a pass to his criminal trial and a CDV of Guiteau that would have been hawked around the City.
1/Today, we have again requested that #DHS permit our client to review relevant classified info that pertains to and/or supports his protected #WBer complaint. We have asked that his review be authorized for Monday, Sept 21st.
2/We hoped that #BrianMurphy would appear before #HPSCI on 9/21/20 for classified deposition but @DHSgov has not granted legal team's access to classified info. Our access cannot be processed until DHS allows Murphy access to classified docs.
3/We have been fully cooperative & will continue to be so, while simultaneously protecting interests of our #whistleblower client. It remains his desire & intent to provide further protected, lawful whistleblower disclosures to Congress & Offices of Inspectors General.
"DHS has agreed to process Mr. Murphy’s attorneys for access to classified information, but is still waiting for them to provide the necessary background information to complete that process."
"We responded immediately back to DHS Security last night with information and requests for clarification, but have not yet received any response," he said. "For example, Mr. Murphy requires access to relevant classified information, to include secure computers, to facilitate ...
Attached is a statement pertaining to whistleblower #BrianMurphy regarding his recent complaint to DHS Office of Inspector General.
The text is also reproduced below.
2/Earlier this week, our client Brian Murphy, a member of the Senior Executive Service at the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), filed a whistleblower complaint dated September 8, 2020, with the Department’s Office of Inspector General.
3/The complaint alleges multiple protected disclosures of alleged wrongdoing by various DHS officials at the senior levels. A copy of the complaint was also transmitted to the relevant Congressional oversight authorities.
I wrote Attorney General Barr requesting @TheJusticeDept to own criminal inquiry into #KhalifahHaftar's war criminal activities in #Libya. #Haftar is USCIT & jurisdiction exists under War Crimes Act of 1996 (which I testified before Congress on nearly 25 years ago).
In trying to persuade Congress that USGOVT should prosecute #warcriminals, I testified:
"the cries of 'Never forget' that arose out of the ashes of the 6 million murdered in the Holocaust are still sadly being drowned out by the millions that are being murdered today....
....In ensuring that we never forget those who are victimized by such atrocities, we must strive to “always prosecute” those that cause such unjustified and inexcusable suffering."
You have access to classified information, Sir. You sign non-disclosure agreements. But you do not undergo backgrounds investigations or are adjudicated for classified information. It comes with the position. Agencies cannot revoke your access.
Just like Article III Federal Judges or VP or President.
“by tradition and practice, United States officials who hold positions prescribed by the Constitution of the
United States are deemed to meet the standards of trustworthiness for eligibility for access to
1/I rep many of those @StateDept diplomats suffering adverse effects from #HavanaSyndrome. I candidly don't know what caused it but claiming "mass delusion" explains everything is insulting, to say the least.
My client #MortenStorm, who was double agent against #AlQaeda, won major court victory in Denmark. I hope to use case in effort to persuade USGOVT, particularly #CIA, that he is entitled to reward for rising his life against #terrorists.
State law does not prohibit open carrying of firearms, but does prohibit exhibiting “any weapon readily capable of lethal use” in angry or threatening manner in presence of one or more persons. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.030.1(4).
(1) THREAD: As I review the Govt's TRO/PI Motion against #Bolton in its civil lawsuit, I will share my thoughts. I have represented countless govt officials in prepub review matters & litigated more cases than anyone. I was also recognized by a Federal Judge as an expert.
(2) Quick analysis: this is unprecedented, meaningless Govt end-run attempt of SCOTUS Pentagon Papers decision to block publication of a book that has countless copies already in public domain. No way media outlets will be blocked from publishing further excerpts.
3) I can think of only one prior successful injunction. In 1979, in US v. Progressive, govt initially blocked art detailing how to build hydrogen bomb. In granting injunction, Judge basically said 1st Amendment of no use if everyone dead.
It wldn't surprise me if WH is playing games w/#Bolton. Wldn't surprise me if WH overclassified info. But this op-ed by Bolton's lawyer doesn't show regard for national security. It shows disregard for the law.
"scrupulously complied with national security requirements"?
Did #Bolton's attny access manuscript? Reports are he did. Then he did not "scrupulously" comply w/US law. I am repeatedly told I cannot access "classified" manuscripts unless authorized. And I hold #securityclearance.
I'm watching what's happening live in DC outside WH as military & law enforcement presence ramps up significantly in front of protesters as 7 pm city curfew approaches, and I'm thinking I really, sadly, doubt this is going to end well. Sigh.
Very strange to see #AGBarr standing behind military/law enforcement personnel as if looking over his troops as an actual "General".
Tear gas just fired at what was a peaceful protest all day. Sigh.
1/One day perhaps - and it can't come soon enough - people will understand what nonpartisan & independent actually means. Those on right are "surprised" I defended @CBS (former @FoxNews) reporter @CBS_Herridge when she was maliciously & unfairly attacked
2/by senior @JoeBiden campaign staffer (who deleted his tweet). I'm sure if I looked around some on left are upset with me for doing so and "surprised" as well.
Good. I don't advocate an ideological bent. I couldn't care less about whether someone is a Democrat or Republican.
3/Let's be clear, I am strongly against Trump. But that's bc he's horrible human being & authoritarian selfish leader who's destroying #RuleOfLaw & American democracy. That, however, has nothing to do w/he being @GOP or conservative, neither of which I truly believe he is anyway.
1/ 75 years ago today, US forces liberated #Dachau concentration camp. My maternal grandfather #DavidMaxEichhorn, a Jewish Chaplain, was there. I will spend next week documenting from contemporaneous reports what he saw & did.
2/Time Magazine reporter Sidney Olsen (1908-1995) was with US troops at liberation. Olson’s account of the horrific conditions at #Dachau was part of the most graphic coverage of the war to date. His family hopes to turn his writings into a book.
3/Some info on my grandfather. Born in 1906 in Columbia, PA. His parents were both emigrees from Germany who came to US in 1890s. Ordained as Rabbi from Hebrew Union College (@HUCJIR) in 1931. Went to MA & then AR.
His maternal uncle was killed by Nazis in #Dachau.
You can easily substitute name "Trump" for "Nixon", except I don't yet know whether conclusion on dictatorship would be same.
This letter was written in 1995 by Archibald Cox, former Watergate Special Prosecutor. I wonder what his views would be of today's situation.
"You ask whether Richard Nixon could have become a dictator. My answer would be strongly negative. In the fall of 1973, there were a number of rumors that he might use the military to move strongly in that direction."
"I never put much stock in them chiefly because I felt clearly that the military would not go along even in the highly unlikely event that his mind should run in that direction."