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District Of Columbia
Civil Rights: Other
Amy Berman Jackson
A D.C. federal judge on Thursday refused to reconsider her order allowing former President Donald Trump to be deposed by attorneys for former FBI employees suing the government after their texts were made public, shooting down the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to block the deposition.
Former President Donald Trump and FBI Director Christopher Wray can be deposed by attorneys for two former FBI employees who separately sued the government after their text messages criticizing the former president were made public, a D.C. federal judge ruled on Thursday.
A veteran FBI agent fired allegedly for sending anti-Trump text messages is urging a D.C. federal court to compel the ex-president's campaign to comply with a request for documents in an unfair termination suit against the agency, adding that the organization should also explain why it shouldn't be held in contempt.
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok and onetime prosecutor Lisa Page won green lights Friday to move ahead with their lawsuits accusing the Justice Department of violating privacy laws by publicly releasing anti-Trump texts the two exchanged during the 2016 presidential election.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent canned over anti-Trump texts he sent during the 2016 presidential campaign hit his ex-employer with an unfair termination suit in Washington, D.C., federal court Tuesday, alleging his firing violated the U.S. Constitution.