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Ali discusses controversial domestic terror statute

Jan 28, 2023 NBC News
Javed Ali, NBC News: Ali, a former senior U.S. government counterterrorism official, said such [domestic terrorism] cases highlight what could be a new development at the state and local level where authorities will begin to bring more domestic...
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Ali addresses impact of top FBI official's arrest

Jan 25, 2023 ABC News
Javed Ali, ABC News: "The arrest of the former head of the FBI New York field office's head of counterintelligence on money laundering charges connected to a Russian oligarch with strong ties to President Putin is a serious development that may have...
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Ali discusses timeline of Biden documents investigation

Jan 20, 2023 The New Republic
Javed Ali, The New Republic: "I don’t think it’s going to wrap up in days, and probably not weeks; I think it’s going to take several months. These special counsel investigations usually take a while to unfold. I think, conservatively, we’re talking...
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Hanson analyzes how classified documents could hurt Biden in 2024

Jan 19, 2023 Folha de Sao Paulo
Jonathan Hanson, Folha de Sao Paulo: "The case shames and removes an advantage that Biden had against Trump. Even if the magnitude of what we're talking about is substantially different, in the number of documents the former president had and the...
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Ali analyzes Biden classified documents

Jan 13, 2023 CBC
Javed Ali, CBC: "It's really alarming to hear of these two different batches separated by time, and it could be two different circumstances behind them as well, just from what little we know on the outside. But as I've said in some other interviews,...
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Ali comments on Biden classified material case

Jan 12, 2023 CBS News
Javed Ali, CBS News: "As a former intelligence professional, we were all indoctrinated to never leave our offices with any classified material whatsoever. I mean, that's the whole point of the...
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Ali provides context surrounding Biden classified documents

Jan 10, 2023 ABC News
Javed Ali, ABC News: "It is surprising to hear there were classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center, but based on the details that have come out, it appears to be some somewhat of a different context than the much larger number of...
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Two years later, Ali reflects on January 6 prosecutions

Jan 6, 2023 The National
Javed Ali, The National: "It has brought some measure of accountability to a large segment of the people who were part of the insurrection and perhaps in the moment thought that they would be able to get away with what they did on the criminal side...
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Ali remembers heroes who defended against January 6 insurrection

Jan 6, 2023 CBC
Javed Ali, CBC: "I expect to hear President Biden say some things that coincide with my own sense of reflection. So hopefully what we'll hear from President Biden is remembrance of the heroism and patriotism of the law enforcement officers and other...
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Ali breaks down January 6 report

Dec 23, 2022 CBC
Javed Ali, CBC: "With the different recommendations from the committee report, this is probably the most interesting one. But also the one, that at least from a legal perspective, may be very difficult to achieve. My understanding is that unless...
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Ali on impact of Oath Keepers' convictions on far-right movement

Dec 7, 2022 TRT World
Javed Ali, TRT World: "I would argue that it will not end far-right extremism or anti-government movements and groups. Now, in the case of the Oath Keepers, it may have an impact on structurally tearing this group apart. Even if the Oath Keepers as...
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Ali comments on arrest of alleged 'boogaloo' members

Nov 2, 2022 AP News
Javed Ali, AP News: The federal government’s actions could reflect different people in the boogaloo movement “getting closer to violence,” said Javed Ali, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and a former senior U.S. government...
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Ali discusses increase in political violence

Nov 1, 2022 PolitiFact
Javed Ali, PolitiFact: The hardest threats for law enforcement to thwart are those orchestrated by lone actors, like the man who went to Pelosi’s home. "Unless a person is under investigation and on law enforcement’s radar, how would you know they...
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Ali comments on Paul Pelosi attack

Oct 31, 2022 ABC Australia
Javed Ali, ABC Australia: "I would argue, unfortunately, it's a continuation of the same level of threat we have now seen for the last few years, if not longer. And this latest attack is just a manifestation of what I had called a couple years ago,...
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Ali calls for U.S. to build stronger cybersecurity strategy

Oct 27, 2022 The Cipher Brief
Javed Ali, The Cipher Brief: "Going forward, the White House must balance the demands of getting full buy-in from a diverse range of government and industry partners on something as important as a new strategy, while acknowledging that the velocity,...
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Trump investigation to be 'explosive' - Ali

Oct 27, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: "Because this is so unprecedented, they are going to take it slow. It's going to be so explosive. And the last thing you want to do is bring a case to trial that is weak or has holes, because then what would be the...
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Ali comments on FBI counterintelligence arrest in Ypsilanti

Oct 25, 2022 The Detroit News
Javed Ali, The Detroit News: “That is a long-term effort that intelligence services around the world try to do all the time; trying to develop sources and methods that can benefit your country. If there were national security concerns, hopefully...
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Ali weighs in on "terrorism" prosecution of Oxford shooting suspect

Oct 24, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: “Even though the [laws] have been on the books for years, for some reason it only seems now that prosecutors and attorneys general are using this part of their tool kit to be more aggressive about mass shootings. It can...
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Some issues may never be known in Trump investigation - Ali

Oct 22, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: "This is all the work going on behind the scenes that may never be revealed. Who may have had access to those documents? And what information may they have gleaned? And what may have resulted from his having these...
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Parthasarathy considers dangers of Beverly Hills's surveillance system

Apr 25, 2022 Los Angeles Times
There is one camera for every 17 people in Beverly Hills, one of the most surveilled cities in the world. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the dangers of...
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Ali debunks Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy theory

Apr 19, 2022 The American Independent
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano has been circulating the conspiracy theory that the intended kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was a government plot to sway the 2020 election. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, debunked...
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Ali calls for finetuning of FBI's terrorist screening watchlist

Apr 4, 2022 ABC News
A new ABC News in-depth report found that Americans on the FBI's terrorist screening watchlist are subject to pat-downs, detentions, and extensive interrogation without a trial. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the...
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Ali discusses risks of sending weapons to Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022 The Mehdi Hasan Show
While the United States is doing its best to support Ukraine, Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, discussed the risks that providing weapons to the country creates. "It looks like we are already implementing a similar campaign...
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Ali examines modern domestic terrorism

Mar 6, 2022 AP News
As the trial for the men who allegedly planned to kidnap Governor Whitmer begins, discussions about domestic terrorism emerge. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the topic.  “This is a different type of domestic terrorism...
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Ali comments on Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial

Mar 1, 2022 WXMI Fox 17
The trial for the men who planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer is beginning soon.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided some insight into the trial and potential witnesses.  “Hard to know what a judge is thinking, but it...
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Ali provides insight into first insurrection trial

Feb 27, 2022 The Wall Street Journal
The first trial of a January 6 insurrection rioter will be a test for the government.  "If the government wins, and they are able to prove the validity of all of the charges, that could likely send a lot of defendants racing for plea deals,"...