Reports

May 29, 2014

Report: DOJ’s Operation Choke Point Secretly Pressured Banks to Cut Ties with Legal Business

Key Findings ·         Operation Choke Point was created by the Justice Department to “choke out” companies the Administration considers a “high risk” or otherwise objectionable, despite the fact that they are legal businesses.  The goal of the initiative is to deny these merchants access to the banking and payments networks that every business needs to survive. ·         Operation Choke Point has forced banks to terminate relationships ...

May 29, 2014

Joint Staff Report: Pseudo-Classification of Executive Branch Documents: Problems with the Transportation Security Administration’s Use of the Sensitive Security Information Designation

Specifically, the investigative report found: ·         Problems with TSA’s application of the SSI designation date back to 2004, including inconsistent application of the designation. ·         TSA improperly designated certain information as SSI in order to avoid its public release. ·         TSA has repeatedly released information to the public against the advice of the SSI Office and without having produced suitable ...