Kel McClanahan (@NatlSecCnslrs@mstdn.social) is the Executive Director of National Security Counselors, a Washington-area non-profit public interest law firm which specializes in national security law and information and privacy law, and through which he often represents Intelligence Community employees and contractors. He is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches the law of secrecy. He sits on the Steering Committee of the Make It Safe Coalition and has previously served on the FOIA Federal Advisory Committee.
He received his Master of Arts cum laude in Security Studies from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, his Juris Doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law, and his Master of Laws in National Security Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Articles by this author:
SSCI Could Shake Up the Intelligence Community’s Whistleblowing System
by Irvin McCullough and Kel McClanahan
Dec 17th, 2021
No, Former Presidents Cannot Assert Executive Privilege. At Least Not Meaningfully.
by Kel McClanahan and Mark J. Rozell
Nov 4th, 2021
Trump and GOP Call to ID Whistleblower Exposes Glaring Gaps in Protections
Nov 20th, 2019
GOP “Storming” of Secure Facility for Impeachment Proceedings: An Explainer
Oct 23rd, 2019
Q&A on Whistleblower Complaint Being Withheld from Congressional Intelligence Committees
Sep 17th, 2019
Trump and the Demise of the Presidential Records Honor System
Mar 22nd, 2019
President Trump’s Cronyism and Excesses Should Prompt Security Clearance Reform
Mar 8th, 2019
Attorney General Nominee Barr on Transparency: A Direct Answer? Or Misdirection?
Jan 14th, 2019
Trump’s Ability to Classify Mueller Report Is Greater Threat Than Executive Privilege
Sep 17th, 2018
Security Clearance Records, FOIA, and Privacy: What Went Wrong for Abigail Spanberger
Aug 31st, 2018
The Case for Legislative Security Clearance Reform
Aug 24th, 2018