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