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When the Embassy’s Rockin’…

Suspicious Package- WaPo‘s Tom Toles, Christina Sevilla of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Bryan Greene and LAT‘s Josh Meyer- performed at the Danish Embassy Friday night, across the street from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s house (she no-showed). The event was in advance of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and the band dedicated one of its last songs The Beatles’ “Come Together” to its cause.

Adoring fans included Dick Keil, Anu Rangappa, Juleanna Glover, Kiki Ryan, Brian Walsh, Doug Heye, Mark Paustenbach, Sasha Issenberg, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Lauren Vicary, Kenny Day, Adam Zagorin and Allan Lengel, among others. The after-party continued at the Darlington House on Dupont Circle… there we were joined by Matthew Cooper, Polson Kanneth and Amy Holmes, to name a few.

More photos after the jump…

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BREAKING: Opinion In Hatfill Case Handed Down


In the case of Steven Hatfill v. Alberto Gonzales, et al., United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Reggie Walton issued a ruling today that will compel six reporters to “provide full and truthful responses to questions propounded to them by Dr. Hatfill’s attorneys.”

Hatfill, you’ll recall, is the scientist deemed a “person of interest” by the Justice Department in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Walton will want these reporters to reveal the names of law enforcement sources who provided details of the Hatfill investigation.

Download the full .pdf here.

In his conclusion, Walton writes:

    Based on the foregoing analysis, the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Further Testimony from Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Allan Lengel, Toni Locy, and James Stewart [D.E. # 157] is granted. These reporters are therefore ordered to comply with the subpoenas issued to them by Dr. Hatfill and to provide full and truthful responses to questions propounded to them by Dr. Hatfill’s attorneys. On the other hand, the motions to quash the subpoenas of ABC, The Washington Post, Newsweek, CBS, The Associated Press, the Baltimore Sun, and The New York Times are granted.

    SO ORDERED this 13th day of August, 2007.


    United States District Judge

Klaidman and Iskioff work for Newsweek, Ross works for ABC, Lengel for the Washington Post, Stewart for CBS and Locy for USA Today.

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Hatfill To Subpoena Journos…Again

The first time around, scientist Steven Hatfill subpoenaed Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, ABC’s Brian Ross, The Washington Post’s Allan Lengel, CBS’s Jim Stewart, and USA Today’s’ Toni Locy.

But he ain’t done yet:

    This time, Hatfill has subpoenaed eight news organizations, including three that he didn’t before — The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, and the Associated Press. The subpoenas require organizations to turn over documents relating to Hatfill, from email contacts to notes to company policies about confidential sourcing. They also mandate that a representative of each company appear for a deposition at the office of Hatfill’s lawyers on various dates over the next two weeks.

    Hatfill has yet to ask Walton to compel the individual reporters to identify their sources. It’s unclear whether he will subpoena more individual reporters this time around, but court documents indicate the names of 22 journalists whose bylines appeared on articles related to Hatfill.

    For the Justice Department, this is already going too far. “The court should reject this attempt to expand discovery,” prosecutors wrote.

    Lawyers for the various news outlets say they have yet to decide how they’ll respond to the subpoenas. For now, says Kevin Baine, a partner at Williams & Connolly who represents the Post, Newsweek, and ABC, “We’re not going to be in initial responses handing over anything or giving testimony that identifies sources.”

Silverman Moves

From the Post’s internal announcement:

    We are pleased to announce that Elissa Silverman will join the night reporting team on the City desk to cover breaking news in the District and the region, and to enhance our coverage of D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Elissa succeeds Allan Lengel, who will become a real estate reporter for Business. Elissa is an aggressive and passionate reporter with an extensive knowledge of the city and a wealth of sources. As she takes on this new, multifaceted beat, we will benefit from Elissa’s keen eye for news and talent for spotting trends that are helping to transform our region. Her responsibilities will include examining the impact of government policies and developing creative ways to write about nightlife in the city and the region. We are especially excited about having Elissa track the changes in the city’s emergency medical response system, which is being overhauled following a string of highly publicized failures. For the past year, Elissa has been a District political reporter. She played a key role in our coverage of last year’s mayoral and council races and the day-to-day operations of the District government. Elissa joined the Post in 2005 to work on the Business staff. She is a former reporter and political columnist for City Paper. Elissa will begin her new assignment in April.

Allan Lengel to Cover Real Estate At Post

From the announcement:

    We are pleased to announce that Allan Lengel will be joining the real estate section as a reporter. Allan has covered law enforcement in the Metro section for several years. His extraordinary energy and dogged reporting have helped keep the Post competitive on stories like the anthrax attacks and the coverage of Rep. William Jefferson, the congressman whose freezer contained $90,000 in cash.

    He also has a knack for features that bring ordinary people to life, such as his history of Ben’s Chili Bowl, his profile of FBI agent Brad Garrett and his piece about a homeless man whose dog had died.

    We were delighted to find that Allan also has a strong interest in real estate and we were impressed by his many engaging story ideas. We think he will be a strong addition to the real estate team.