The filing by the president’s private lawyers represents a historical moment that tests the court’s independence and highlights the Constitution’s separation-of-powers design. It also marks a new phase in the investigations that have dogged President Trump throughout his time in office.
The shooting is at least the seventh to take place on school grounds since the start of the academic year, according to a Washington Post analysis, and the first fatal shooting on a campus since students arrived back at school.
The State Department’s inspector general concluded that the move was based not on the employee's merit but on improper and false perceptions of her political opinions, her association with the Obama administration, and her national origin.
Bijan Ghaisar’s family, with the support of Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and others, had repeatedly pressed for details of the investigation in the months and years following the shooting.