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74 Pages | Tue, 23 Jun 2020 | Source : Property of the People

These documents, obtained in one of our FOIA lawsuits against the U.S. Attorney’s Office for DC (USADC), pertain to Washington, DC’s Lewis List and Lewis Committee. Maintained by USADC, the Lewis List (DC’s Brady list) is a list of DC police officers and federal agents found (by the police department and the DOJ, via USADC’s Lewis Committee) to have engaged in behaviors so egregious that information about these officers’ misdeeds is constitutionally required to be disclosed to defendants if these officers are to testify in court. The DOJ continues to fight with nearly everything at its disposal to avoid complying with our FOIA request and our FOIA lawsuit for more documents about the Lewis List and Lewis Committee. Property of the People believes that of course the public needs access to the identities of cops so bad that even the DOJ knows they can’t be allowed to testify in court. Perhaps even more important, however, is access to information about how the Lewis List operates. Crucially, we need to know what information gets put on the list, and what information from the list actually makes its way to defendants. One of the documents in this release sheds light on exactly this question. The document that constitutes the final three pages of this release appears to be guidance from USADC to trial prosecutors about when to disclose information from the list to defendants. Disturbingly, much of the time, the guidance appears to be, “Don’t.”

1 Page | Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$254,020.94 of U.S. Secret Service payments to Trump properties from January through June 2017. Obtained by Property of the People via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a FOIA release from the Secret Service dated November 15, 2019.

16 Pages | Mon, 07 Oct 2019 | Source : Property of the People

CEQ calendars for the period of February 25, 2019 through mid-June 2019.

Relevant tagging includes: CEQ, EOP, Executive Office of the President, White House Visitor Logs, White House Calendars

2 Pages | Sat, 14 Sep 2019 | Source : Property of the People

May 18, 2017 memo from Cynthia Shaw, director of the Department of Justice's Departmental Ethics Office (DEO), to Scott Schools, Associate Deputy Attorney General, regarding Schools' request for a determination from DEO regarding the potential necessity of an ethics waiver for Robert Mueller in the context of Mueller's role as Special Counsel in the Russian interference investigation. The memo provides the DEO's rationale in support of granting Mueller a conflict-of-interest waiver. DEO director Shaw responded to Schools that, “I am not convinced that an authorization is needed, but unequivocally, if one is, the overwhelming need of the Government for Mr. Mueller’s services greatly outweighs the concern that a reasonable person may question the integrity of the Department’s programs and operations." Due to Mueller's long track record, appointments by both Republican and Democratic presidents, and "reputation for integrity", Shaw continued that, "I am not certain that a reasonable person in possession of the relevant facts would question his impartiality.”

4 Pages | Tue, 06 Aug 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Visitor logs to the ONDCP building (1800 G Street, NW) from December, 2018 to March, 2019.

Relevant tagging includes: Executive Office of the President, ONDCP, EOP, White House Visitor Logs

90 Pages | Tue, 06 Aug 2019 | Source : Property of the People

James Caroll's calendar appointments from December 2018 to mid-March 2019.

Relevant tagging includes: EOP, ONDCP, Executive Office of the President, White House Visitor Logs

49 Pages | Wed, 24 Jul 2019

Documents from Property of the People's FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ's Justice Management Division for records on DOJ's granting of a conflict of interest waiver for Robert Mueller. One of the 10 acts of possible Obstruction by Trump was the president’s seeking to fire Mueller over alleged conflicts of interest. We sued DOJ and obtained these never-before-seen documents about DOJ’s determination there was no such conflict.

16 Pages | Mon, 10 Jun 2019 | Source : Property of the People

2017 FBI records in the form of memoranda about the group By Any Means Necessary, indicating a "full investigation" into the group." Some of the memos are titled "AUSA Concurrence to Close Case."

Relevant tagging includes: BAMN, San Francisco, FBI, Antifa

13 Pages | Sat, 04 May 2019

CEQ calendar appointments for the period of December 2018 through February 2019.

Relevant tagging includes: CEQ, Council on Environmental Quality, White House Visitor Logs, EOP, Executive Office of the President, Mary Neumayr

91 Pages | Sat, 04 May 2019 | Source : Property of the People

James Carroll's calendar appointments for the period of September through November 2018.

Relevant tagging includes: ONDCP, White House Visitor Logs

10 Pages | Sat, 04 May 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Visitor logs to the ONDCP building (750 17th Street NW) during the period of September through November 2018.

Relevant tagging includes: White House Visitor Logs, ONDCP, EOP, White House, Office of National Drug Control Policy

81 Pages | Wed, 01 May 2019 | Source : Property of the People

This is an April 15, 2019 release from our lawsuit against the Department of State for records on federal government payments to properties owned by President Trump. These payments are likely violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause, the anti-bribery clause of the U.S. Constitution. Due to Trump’s refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, the President is signaling that the White House is open for business.

Relevant tagging includes: Mar-A-Lago, Department of State, Emoluments, Domestic Emoluments Clause, HOTEL Act

22 Pages | Wed, 01 May 2019 | Source : Property of the People

This is a March 15, 2019 release from our lawsuit against the Department of State for records on federal government payments to properties owned by President Trump. These payments are likely violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause, the anti-bribery clause of the U.S. Constitution. Due to Trump’s refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, the President is signaling that the White House is open for business.

Relevant tagging includes: Mar-A-Lago, Department of State, Emoluments, Domestic Emoluments Clause, HOTEL Act

14 Pages | Wed, 01 May 2019 | Source : Property of the People

This is a February 15, 2019 release from our lawsuit against the Department of State for records on federal government payments to properties owned by President Trump. These payments are likely violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause, the anti-bribery clause of the U.S. Constitution. Due to Trump’s refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, the President is signaling that the White House is open for business.

Relevant tagging includes: Mar-A-Lago, Department of State, Emoluments, Domestic Emoluments Clause, HOTEL Act

18 Pages | Sun, 31 Mar 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Property of the People obtained this Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) special report as part of our FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence agencies for records on Antifa. Titled “Antifa/Anti-Antifa: Fighting in the Streets,” this “ROCIC Special Research Report” grossly exaggerates supposed threats posed by Antifa and understates threats posed by the far-right. As illustrated in this ROCIC report, U.S. intelligence has rebranded fascists as anti-anti-fascists. And, in an especially egregious case of ‘bothsidesism,’ U.S. intelligence also now declares genocidal fascists and the progressive activists who oppose them to literally be on the same page.

Relevant tagging includes: DHS, FBI, ROCIC, Fusion Centers, Activism, Leftist, Anarchism, Antifa, Anti-Antifa

111 Pages | Thu, 14 Mar 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Property of the People obtained these documents as part of our FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other intelligence agencies for records on Antifa. Consistently throughout this release, DHS and other federal and regional intelligence entities grossly exaggerate supposed threats posed by Antifa and understate threats posed by the far-right. As illustrated in the ROCIC “Special Research Report” included in this release, US intelligence has absurdly rebranded fascists as anti-anti-fascists. And, in an especially egregious case of ‘bothsidesism,’ they also now declare genocidal fascists and the progressive activists who oppose them to literally be on the same page.

Relevant tagging includes: DHS, FBI, ROCIC, Fusion Centers, Activism, Leftist, Anarchism, Antifa, Anti-Antifa

71 Pages | Tue, 19 Feb 2019 | Source : Property of the People

FBI emails and memoranda concerning the Bay Area-based group By Any Means Necessary, which the FBI linked to anarchist extremism.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, BAMN, Activism, Leftist, Anarchism, Oakland

1 Page | Thu, 31 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

10 May 2017 email from Douglas County (WA State) Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal re: the FBI's recent counterterrorism training for local law enforcement and the FBI's "Abortion Extremism Reference Guide for Law Enforcement" distributed at that training.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, Terrorism, Local Law Enforcement, Washington, Reproductive Rights, Abortion, Pro-choice, Pro-life, Anti-Abortion, Abortion Extremism, Anti-Abortion Extremism, Pro-choice Extremism

1 Page | Thu, 31 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

FBI “Guide” distributed by the Bureau at a counterterrorism training for local law enforcement in 2017. In an especially egregious case of “bothsidesism,” this document reveals the FBI to be training local law enforcement that the pro-choice movement represents a violent terrorist threat in ways akin to the extreme anti-abortion movement.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, Terrorism, Local Law Enforcement, Washington, Reproductive Rights, Abortion, Pro-choice, Pro-life, Anti-Abortion, Abortion Extremism, Anti-Abortion Extremism, Pro-choice Extremism

52 Pages | Wed, 16 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Records on the FBI's targeting of the California-based anti-fascist and social justice organization By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The records show the FBI investigated BAMN as a terrorist threat for attending an anti-Nazi rally and shouting at a meeting. The records also show the FBI appears to have simultaneously ignored the threat posed by the Nazis and KKK.

Relevant tagging includes: BAMN, Antifa, FBI, California, Berkeley, Oakland, White Supremacists, Nazi, Riots, Anarchist Extremism, San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Cal

6 Pages | Tue, 08 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Property of the People filed suit for information on Natalia Veselnitskaya and the organization she worked for, the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative Foundation (HRAGIF) in an effort to better understand Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, USCIS, Russian Lawyer, Russia

2 Pages | Thu, 03 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Document related to document on FBI investigation involving internet luminary Aaron Swartz years before previously known. Involves Al Qaeda, troubling civil liberties issues, and likely national security letters.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, Aaron Swartz,

2 Pages | Thu, 03 Jan 2019 | Source : Property of the People

Our litigation against the FBI produced documents revealing that internet luminary Aaron Swartz was of investigative interest to the FBI years before he was criminally charged with downloading articles and documents from JSTOR. Involves Al Qaeda, troubling civil liberties issues, and likely national security letters.

Relevant tagging includes: FBI, Aaron Swartz

159 Pages | Thu, 20 Dec 2018 | Source : Property of the People

This release consists of preparatory materials for stakeholder roundtables and congressional hearings regarding international trade issues. Specifically, there are numerous question and answer sets from the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees on issues that the U.S. government is addressing in trade negotiations. Examples of topics discussed in these Q+A sets are barriers to trade with India, country of origin labeling, NAFTA, WTO disputes, geographical indication standards and their effect on U.S. producers, oversupply of commodities that China is stockpiling, and dozens of other topics of relevance to U.S. trade policy with respect to all of our key trading partners. Also in this release are real time emails discussing Chinese retaliatory measures on tariffs – specifically, emails alerting staff to a tariff increase on US frozen pork from 12% to 37%. Much of the release is redacted under b(5) for deliberative process. The documents also include various other talking points and emails discussing trade with China, including discussions of U.S. grievances with Chinese practices.

Relevant tagging includes: trade, international, China, India, agribusiness, Doud, KORUS, trading partners, foreign policy, tariffs, soybeans, NAFTA, WTO, livestock, poultry, avian flu, agriculture, sorghum, National Association of Farm Broadcasters, economics, Lighthizer, retaliatory tariffs

2 Pages | Mon, 17 Dec 2018 | Source : Property of the People

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s April 17, 2018 letter to President Trump warning of the devastating impact of Trump’s trade war with China on Wisconsin farmers.

Relevant tagging includes: retaliatory tariffs, China, Wisconsin