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January 6th on the Record: The Investigation into the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) “is pleased to announce the release of January 6th on the Record: The Investigation into the Attack on the U.S. Capitol, a free ebook compendium of materials related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the subsequent hearings held by the House Select Committee investigating the attack. At DPLA, we believe that open and convenient access to information is an essential service core to the role libraries have played in democratic societies for generations. Part of our commitment to maintaining access to information for all is the publication of free, easy-to-read ebook versions of important government documents.”

U.S. Agencies Are Buying Access to Bulk Internet Records

Gizmodo – “Sen. Ron Wyden urged inspectors general at three departments to investigate the military’s purchases of large swaths of data: “Multiple military intelligence offices have paid a data broker for access to internet traffic logs, which could reveal the online browsing histories of U.S. citizens, Sen. Ron Wyden said in a letter Wednesday, citing… Continue Reading

Mar-a-Lago: the lax security of Trump’s alternative ‘White House’ – visualized

The Guardian: “The ex-president’s Florida estate has a history of security breaches, from US military plans viewed in front of paying guests to a makeshift ‘situation room.’ Long before FBI agents found highly classified documents close to public areas of Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort that Donald Trump calls home, a number of other eyebrow-raising incidents… Continue Reading

Friday the DOJ submitted its appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Friday September 16, 2022 the DOJ submitted its appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant-Appellant. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida MOTION FOR PARTIAL… Continue Reading

How the Dobbs Decision Could Affect U.S. National Security

RAND Corporation, Document Number: PE-A2227-1: How the Dobbs Decision Could Affect U.S. National Security – “Women are an integral part of the military, comprising 17.2 percent of the active-duty force. They are the fastest-growing subpopulation in the military. In recent years, the Department of Defense (DoD) and military services have been deliberately recruiting women because… Continue Reading

House Oversight Committee asks Archives if Trump still possesses presidential records

CNN: “The House Oversight Committee is asking the National Archives for an assessment of whether there are presidential records still unaccounted for and in Donald Trump’s possession, according to a new letter obtained by CNN. The committee’s chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, also is requesting in the letter that the National Archives… Continue Reading

DOJ responds to Judge Cannon – classified documents do not belong to private citizens

CNN: “The Justice Department is appealing a court-ordered special master review of the materials seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump’s Florida home…” and UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION. CASE NO. 22-CV-81294-CANNON. DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. THE UNITED STATES’ MOTION… Continue Reading

The Making of Modern Ukraine: A Free Online Course from Yale Professor Timothy Snyder

Open Culture: “This fall, historian Timothy Snyder is teaching a course at Yale University called The Making of Modern Ukraine. And he’s generously making the lectures available on YouTube–so that you can follow along too. The first lecture appears above. Subsequent lectures will be available on Yale’s YouTube Channel. And you can find the syllabus… Continue Reading

Files seized at Mar-a-Lago include material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities

Washington Post – “A document describing a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found by FBI agents who searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and private club last month, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about classified material stashed in the Florida property. Some… Continue Reading

Free Webinars from GPO this Fall

Navigating the Bureau of Labor Statistics: A Website Walkthrough; Jelena Goldstein & Nick Schaffer (Bureau of Labor Statistics); Tuesday, August 30, 2022; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT): Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement; Kian Flynn (University of Washington, Seattle); Wednesday, September 7, 2022; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT): Surviving Tough Economic Times:… Continue Reading

Trump Had More Than 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

Washington Post – FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search followed months of resistance, delay by Trump WSJ – FBI Recovered 11 Sets of Classified Documents in Trump Search, Inventory Shows – a search warrant released by a Florida court Friday [August 19, 2022] Politico: “The National Archives found more than 700 pages of classified material — including “special… Continue Reading

Ukraine Support Tracker Update

A Database of Military, Financial and Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine – “The Ukraine Support Tracker lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid promised by governments to Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and currently through July 1, 2022. It covers 40 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as… Continue Reading