Pence’s Classified Documents Are a New Headache for AG Merrick Garland

Attorney General has painted himself into a corner with special counsel appointments. has a ways to go before he threatens the record of his former boss (and mine), Attorney General Janet Reno, who appointed seven independent counsels during the Clinton administration. But he has plenty of time yet to catch up. Reno—the longest serving attorney … Read more

Why politicians keep misplacing classified documents

For top US officials, it appears the words “top secret” are sometimes treated as more of a suggestion than a rule. Former US Vice-President Mike Pence is the latest in a long line of politicians to have classified documents turn up at his home. Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are currently … Read more

Electricity generated by burning native Australian timber no longer classified as renewable energy

Electricity generated by burning native forest wood waste will no longer be allowed to be classified as renewable energy under a regulatory change adopted by the Albanese government. The decision, which Labor had promised to consider after it was in September, reverses a 2015 Abbott government move which allowed burning native forest timber to be … Read more

Trump Stashed, Oh, Only 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago: Report

The federal government has recovered over 300 classified documents from the Florida estate of former President since he left office, with at least half of the documents recovered in January of this year. , the discovery of the initial batch of classified materials by the agency tasked with documenting and preserving historical records prompted Trump … Read more

Trump Had 300 Classified Documents At Mar-a-Lago, Called Boxes ‘Mine:’ Report

Former President had more than 300 classified documents at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, that have since been recovered by the federal government, Monday. The figures represent three batches of documents that federal officials have recovered in recent months amid growing concern Trump had absconded with the files after he left the White House. About 150 … Read more

John Oliver blasts Giuliani’s claim that Mar-a-Lago is as safe as the White House for classified documents

On Sunday, called out former President ’s former attorney for his attempted defense of the former president for reportedly having at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. The FBI seized dozens of boxes while executing a search warrant of the property on August 8. “If you look at the Espionage Act, it’s not really … Read more

Trump’s lawyer signed a statement months ago saying all classified documents had been turned over, report says. The FBI

The FBI recovered 11 boxes of classified documents during its raid of Mar-a-Lago on Monday. A Trump lawyer told the Justice Department in June there were no classified materials on the property, The New York Times reported. The report provides new details into what led to the unprecedented step of searching Mar-a-Lago. A lawyer for … Read more