The notion that CIA spokespersons can selectively disclose information to select journalists for publication - and then turn around and claim that very same information would damage a national interest - is frankly bizarre. The result is that the CIA pushes out reporting that appears to come from agency "sources" rather than official channels, with no fingerprints left behind.Read More
The subject of the lawsuit is a 2007 illegal gambling scandal involving an NBA referee who was revealed to be betting on games. The referee in question, Tim Donaghy, almost single-handedly destroyed the credibility of the NBA.Read More
In my experience, the more care you put into drafting your FOIA, the more you will get out of it. Spending 30 minutes instead of 5 might give you a great shot at teeing your FOIA up to become a winnable case. That brings the prospect of winning legal fees - a critical factor in retaining an attorney to fight it on your behalf.
Here are a few tips of my tips for drafting a quality FOIA request.Read More
In 2014, I was working with Matt Taibbi on a blockbuster article about the key witness at the center of the $13 billion dollar (or $9 billion, depending who you ask) settlement between the DOJ and JPMorgan relating to the sale of mortgage backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 Financial Crisis.Read More