John Bash, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, will look into instances of unmasking before and after the 2016 presidential election. Unmasking is a common practice to reveal the identity of someone who’s mentioned in an intelligence report.
The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice continued its work with three days of hearings by videoconference on law enforcement recruitment, training, and retention.
More than 1,900 former Justice Department employees have repeated a call for William Barr to step down as attorney general, asserting that he had “once again assaulted the rule of law” by moving to drop the case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Justice Department officials were exasperated and disheartened about the idea that presidential backers win favors unavailable to other defendants. Attorney General William Barr insists, “I’m doing the law’s bidding.”