is a founding partner of the Washington law firm
diGenova and Toensing and a television analyst on issues of national security,
criminal justice, politics, and terrorism. In 1997, Toensing was named special
counsel by the U.S. House of Representatives to probe the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters. She also brought a successful lawsuit against the CIA
for one of their employees. As deputy assistant attorney general in the
Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department from 1984-1988 she established
the departmentās terrorism unit.