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Prosecutors Investigating Intelligence Analysts is a Dangerous Idea

Washington Post

16 Jan 2020

Bob Litt co-authored an op-ed for The Washington Post with former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin that covers federal prosecutor John Durham’s investigation of the intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“Subjecting intelligence professionals to criminal investigation and the possibility of criminal prosecution for their analysis is profoundly dangerous,” the authors wrote, adding that “if analysts fear they may come under criminal investigation for judgments the president does not like, our nation will be less safe.”

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