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Testifying before a House budget hearing, Attorney General Bill Barr said he expects to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s partially-redacted report in the near future. Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes suggested nine ways the press can best cover the report upon its release.
On Thursday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued an order stating that the government "has not relied on any action taken by [former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker] in any submission to the court." The order, issued by Judge Rosemary Collyer, denied attorney Thomas C. Goldstein's motion to file an amicus curiae brief challenging Whitaker's authority to take action before the court on the basis that his appointment as acting attorney general was unlawful.
President Donald Trump’s advisors considered tasking U.S. military troops deployed to the southern border with building and operating temporary detention facilities for migrants, NBC News reports.
On Friday, a panel of three International Criminal Court judges rejected the request of the court's Prosecutor to investigate "the situation" in Afghanistan, including alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. military and CIA.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice released a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or Cloud Act, which was enacted in March 2018. The white paper, entitled “Promoting Public Safety, Privacy, and the Rule of Law Around the World: The Purpose and Impact of the CLOUD Act,” is available here and below.
Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested in London pursuant to a U.S. extradition request and charged for conspiracy to commit computer fraud in connection with Chelsea Manning’s disclosure of classified material, the Washington Post reports.