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During a Monday segment about the FBI search on Fox & Friends, Doocy reported that there had been "very specific threats" against FBI agents and government officials.
"It would be great for everybody to tamp down the rhetoric against the FBI because the FBI simply was doing what the DOJ asked them to do," he explained. "The attorney general is the boss of the guy at the FBI, of all the people at the FBI."
He added: "So with all of these threats going around, it would ultimately be great if the former president who has always been a great supporter of law enforcement, posed with a thousand police departments coast to coast, it would be great if he called for an end to the violent rhetoric against federal law enforcement and, in particular, the FBI that was just doing their job."
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A federal judge has denied Sen. Lindsey Graham's attempt to avoid testifying before a Georgia grand jury.
The South Carolina Republican had attempted to quash a subpoena for his testimony before a special grand jury called by Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis to investigate Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his election loss in the state, which Graham assisted by calling secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and his staff to seek additional review of absentee ballots.
\u201cBREAKING: A federal judge has *denied* Lindsey Graham's attempt to quahs his Fulton County grand jury subpoena.\n\n"[T]he Court finds that the District Attorney has shown\nextraordinary circumstances and a special need for Senator Graham\u2019s testimony."\n\nhttps://t.co/9Red9FgbRh\u201d— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney) 1660567433
"The District Attorney has shown extraordinary circumstances and a special need for Senator Graham’s testimony on issues relating to alleged attempts to influence or disrupt the lawful administration of Georgia’s 2020 elections," found U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May.
Graham had argued that Willis should pursue that evidence through other witnesses who were on the calls before issuing a subpoena to a senator, but the judge rejected those claims.
"Even assuming the high-ranking official doctrine applies to Senator Graham under these circumstances, the District Attorney has nevertheless satisfied the 'extraordinary circumstances' standard," May found. "First, Senator Graham has unique personal knowledge about the substance and circumstances of the phone calls with Georgia election officials, as well as the logistics of setting them up and his actions afterward. And though other Georgia election officials were allegedly present on these calls and have made public statements about the substance of those conversations, Senator Graham has largely (and indeed publicly) disputed their characterizations of the nature of the calls and what was said and implied."
"Accordingly, Senator Graham’s potential testimony on these issues — in addition to his knowledge about topics outside of the calls such as his alleged coordination with the Trump Campaign before and after the calls are unique to Senator Graham, and Senator Graham has not suggested that anyone else from his office can speak to these issues or has unique personal knowledge of them," May added.
Allies of former President Donald Trump have claimed that he unilaterally declassified every single government document that he took with him to Mar-a-Lago on his way out of the White House in 2021.
Many legal experts have cast doubt on claims that Trump can simply will documents declassified without going through any kind of formal process, and New York Times reporter Charlie Savage points to a case won by Trump's own Department of Justice in 2018 that rebuts the theory that presidents have near-omnipotent declassification powers.
The case in question involved a New York Times request for documents relating to covert operations in Syria that Trump had revealed in a tweet by criticizing "massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels" made by the United States government.
By talking about the matter publicly, argued the New York Times, Trump had in essence declassified the existence of the program, which would then make documents about it available to reporters through requests via the Freedom of Information Act.
The Trump DOJ pushed back on this, however, and successfully argued that mere presidential proclamations are insufficient to formally declassify documents.
"The Times cites no authority that stands for the proposition that the President can inadvertently declassify information and we are aware of none," wrote the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in its decision against the Times. "Because declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures, that argument fails."
Read the DOJ's entire filing at this link (PDF).