Wray should be confirmed. But the Senate Judiciary Committee behaved poorly today.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Christopher Wray—the President's nominee to head the FBI—tomorrow morning. In anticipation of the hearing, one of us made the following video about what the Senate should talk to Wray about.
Christopher Wray will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week as the committee considers his nomination to be the new Director of the FBI. Here are twenty questions I urge senators to ask Wray.
When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House quickly stepped up to slime Comey. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey. The DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey. Bipartisan members of Congress made it clear that they had lost confidence in Director Comey.
President Trump announced that he plans to nominate Christopher Wray as the new Director of the FBI.
I thought a brief backgrounder on the power of the President to appoint and to remove the FBI Director might be in order this morning.
Documents the FBI creates when it processes a FOIA request can be withheld from future FOIA requests in certain sensitive cases, D.C. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled on Monday.
Today the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that it is launching a review of allegations regarding actions by the Department of Justice and the FBI in the runup to the 2016 election. The press release is here.
Issues under review:
FBI-style NITs to deanonymize Tor hidden service criminals may be on their way out. But going forward, law enforcement may be able to directly monitor the Tor network to perform targeted deanonymization.
Thanks to forensic software, investigators usually do not need to seize all of the data on a computer and can instead selectively copy portions for later analysis and use at trial. This raises the question: did the FBI violate the Fourth Amendment in seizing Huma Abedin’s emails instead of confining the seizure to Anthony Weiner’s communications?