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13 Jul 2011, 9:47 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Associated Press (AP) on July 13, 2011 released the following: "By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A CIA officer who oversaw the agency's interrogation program at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and pushed for approval to use increasingly harsh tactics has come under scrutiny in a federal war crimes investigation involving the death of a prisoner, witnesses told The Associated Press. Steve Stormoen, who is now retired from the CIA, supervised an unofficial program… [read post]
22 Sep 2009, 1:57 pm by Tom Parker
(Originally posted on Daily Kos) Last Friday seven former Directors of Central Intelligence wrote an open letter to President Obama calling for him to reverse the Attorney General’s decision to reopen an investigation into alleged criminal acts committed by CIA interrogators. This letter marks a new low point in the debate about accountability. Can it really be true that none of the authors are in any way troubled that officers in an agency they once ran tortured prisoners in… [read post]
5 Jun 2013, 9:32 pm by Peter Tillers
The entanglement of artificial intelligence, commerce, and the CIA makes the following blog post sound very strange to my ears:     Maxime Fischer-Zernin, Narrative Science: The CIA is Investing in Artificial Intelligence That Actually Works (blog post) policym1c (June 6?, 2013). Can someone please explain this post or this business about Narrative Science-CIA-for-profit?-investment-etc. to me? The entire thing sounds weird. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence… [read post]
6 Jan 2011, 12:52 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Douglas McNabb, federal criminal defense attorney, discusses a just unsealed federal criminal indictment charging Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, with national security crimes involving Iran and The New York Times. Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation. The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at… [read post]
21 Nov 2012, 9:20 am by David Lat
Who’s representing whom in the fallout over the David Petraeus / Paula Broadwell affair? Every power lawyer in D.C., it seems. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Abbe D. Lowell, Abbe Lowell, Biglaw, Bob Barnett, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Chadbourne & Parke, CIA, Crisis Communications, Crisis Management, D.C., David Petraeus, Dee Dee Myers, Gloria Allred, Glover Park Group, Jill Kelley, Joshua A. Levy, Joshua Levy, Judy Smith,… [read post]
3 Jul 2012, 6:37 am by Wells Bennett
A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit (Judges Tatel, Garland and Griffith) has rejected the CIA’s motion to remand in ACLU v. CIA, the FOIA action regarding the Obama Administration’s targeted killing program.  The appeal thus will be argued on September 20, as scheduled.  The reasons behind the decision are opaque; the court’s one-page order denied the CIA’s motion without explanation.  But – and since it is very much the season for speculating about the motivations… [read post]
9 May 2012, 9:46 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Associated Press on May 9, 2012 released the following: "PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller urged Congress on Wednesday to renew wide-ranging surveillance authority to thwart terrorism plots like the latest one in which an al-Qaida-engineered explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline flight. Mueller told the House Judiciary Committee the FBI is examining the device and said the scheme hatched in Yemen demonstrates that it's essential… [read post]
14 Nov 2011, 1:39 pm by Ritika Singh
Lots of press coverage of Saturday night’s GOP debate on national security and foreign policy issues. The Los Angeles Times reports on some of the topics that arose, which include Afghanistan, Pakistan, targeted killing, and of course, the Republican candidates’ enthusiasm for waterboarding. The New York Times has more, as does the Associated Press. The Atlantic has some good commentary on the debate, and in case you missed the candidates’ riveting performance, here is the video. The AP… [read post]
21 Nov 2012, 9:20 am by David Lat
Robert Barnett I have no comment. Hope you will understand. – Robert Barnett, longtime Williams & Connolly partner and D.C. power broker, declining to comment to the New York Times about his representation of General David Petraeus, the former CIA Director who stepped down amid a sex scandal. Our jokey headline notwithstanding, “no comment” was probably the best comment here. (Additional tidbits about who is representing whom in this messy affair, after the… [read post]
2 Apr 2012, 11:56 am by Kathleen A. Peterson
On March 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) published a report summarizing a February 23, 2012roundtable meeting between the OIG and compliance professionals from twenty-three pharmaceutical manufacturers.  The compliance officers and other professionals attending the meeting all represented companies currently operating under Corporate Integrity Agreements (or “CIAs”).  CIAs are generally negotiated between a company and the… [read post]
25 May 2012, 4:43 pm by Alan Rozenshtein
The New York Times published an editorial yesterday criticizing Monday’s decision by the Second Circuit in ACLU v. Department of Justice, which held that various interrogation-related materials sought by the ACLU and other groups were exempted from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure and thus the Department of Justice and CIA were entitled to refuse to release them. Two groups of records were at issue: (1) two OLC memos with redacted information about enhanced interrogation… [read post]
8 May 2012, 7:22 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Los Angeles Times on May 7, 2012 released the following: "WASHINGTON - The FBI is analyzing a sophisticated underwear bomb that U.S. officials believe was built by Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen in an effort to target Western aviation. U.S. officials said Monday that there was no imminent threat to U.S. jetliners. But the explosive device, which the CIA obtained from another government, demonstrates Al Qaeda's continued interest in building a bomb that can pass through airport security and bring… [read post]
13 Jun 2012, 8:26 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
ABC News on June 12, 2012 released the following: By Jason Ryan "In what seemed to be an unusual disclosure, Attorney General Eric Holder today testified that both he and FBI Director Robert Mueller have been interviewed by FBI agents conducting the leak investigation into disclosures of the recent Al Qaeda bomb plot. "In an abundance of caution - I'll just say this - both the director and I have been already interviewed in connection with the knowledge that we had of those matters; at least of that… [read post]
31 Aug 2011, 7:23 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Associated Press (AP) on August 31, 2011 released the following: "By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Working with the CIA, the New York Police Department maintained a list of "ancestries of interest" and dispatched undercover officers to monitor Muslim businesses and social groups, according to new documents that offer a rare glimpse inside an intelligence program the NYPD insists doesn't exist. The documents add new details to an Associated Press investigation… [read post]
26 Aug 2011, 6:27 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on August 26, 2011 released the following in print: "WASHINGTON - In what amounts to a fight over who gets to write the history of the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath, the Central Intelligence Agency is demanding extensive cuts from the memoir of a former F.B.I. agent who spent years near the center of the battle against Al Qaeda. The agent, Ali H. Soufan, argues in the book that the C.I.A. missed a chance to derail the 2001 plot by withholding from the F.B.I. information… [read post]
1 May 2012, 2:16 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on April 30, 2012 released the following: "BY PETER J. HENNING The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been at the center of a tug of war between business interests and federal authorities. The United States Chamber of Commerce has led efforts to change the law, in response to ramped up prosecutions by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the last few years. While the proposed changes are described as a means to "improve" the law, they would also… [read post]
9 Jun 2012, 9:07 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Boston Herald on June 9, 2012 released the following: "By Associated Press WASHINGTON - Two U.S. attorneys are taking over separate FBI investigations into leaks of national security information that critics have accused the White House of orchestrating to improve President Barack Obama's re-election chances, a claim Obama calls "offensive" and "wrong." Recent news articles contained details of U.S. involvement in a partially successful computer virus attack on Iran's nuclear program and on the… [read post]
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"No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked." [read post]
11 May 2011, 12:43 pm by admin
Is Pakistan the evil empire or is the USA the 800 pound guerrilla treating Pakistan like a colony? [read post]
1 Apr 2012, 2:30 pm by Benjamin Wittes
The Onion has the story: O-SPAN Classic: CIA Accidentally Overthrows Costa Rica [read post]