In an interview with the New York Times, President Trump yesterday issued a stunning vote of no-confidence in basically everyone currently in a leadership position in the Justice Department, the FBI, or the special counsel’s office.
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Giving the FBI Director a statutory for-cause limit on removal might codify in law a level of independence that past directors have previously enjoyed.
Following President Trump's detonation of the checks and balances that previously maintained law enforcement independence, it is worth revisiting post-Watergate congressional proposals to give greater independence to the FBI.
Wray should be confirmed. But the Senate Judiciary Committee behaved poorly today.
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.