<img data-lazy-img = "https://static.politico.com/dims4/default/9c3a093/2147483647/legacy_thumbnail/90×49%3E/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic .politico.com% 2F44% 2F75% 2Fe33e892c40df8631323ca96b3269% 2F19316-robert-mueller-insta-gty-773.jpg "width =" 90 "height =" 49 "src =" data: image64 / "After carefully and genuinely personal consideration, I came to the conclusion that the disclosure of the four categories of information described below … could be expected to cause significant harm to national security," Bar wrote
"The detailed, comprehensive and highly classified information in the EAD Steinbach Declaration was intended solely for the ex parte of the Court, in the case of an in-house review, and the disclosure of this information to private lawyers in civil actions such as this may be expected to risk or cause unintentional, involuntary or deliberate disclosure that could cause serious or in some cases extremely serious damage to national security, "Bar added in a statement signed and dated Friday.
The use of the privilege of state secrets to hinder or even close court cases in national security affairs has become the subject of sharp criticism in the legal circles of President George W. Bush, trying to separate. from a series of cases after 9/11.  Candidate Barack Obama pledged reforms and, after his election, the Justice Ministry introduced a more
Barr's new statement says he is addressing the Twitter issue in line with the instructions issued by Chief Prosecutor Eric Holder in 2009 and found that the case meets these standards. a state secret claim in his current mandate as a general attorney, the privilege was rolled out on several other occasions under President Donald Trump.
In March 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo referred to the privilege of state secrets in a lawsuit filed against two psychologists. of men arrested as detainees at a CIA-managed facility in Afghanistan. The claim claims that psychologists have developed a program used for torture. The government was not accused of the case, but the privilege was used to block access to testimony from the CIA. At the end of April 2018, Chief Prosecutor Jeff Sayson held the privilege of state secrets in a lawsuit to track down terrorists who blocked some US Muslims from air travel to the United States.
In May 2018, sessions again used the suit in a suit to use the so-called collection of a national security agency to monitor internet traffic through massive keys and cables. This case is also under consideration.