A secretive federal court in Washington on Friday appointed David Kris, a former Obama-era national security leader at the Justice Department, to review changes the FBI has proposed to its surveillance application process in the aftermath of an inspector general report that exposed misconduct in the bureau’s handling of applications related to the monitoring of a Trump campaign adviser.

Kris, a Justice Department veteran who served under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, was selected from among five amicus counsel who are occasionally called on to advance privacy and other interests as a potential check against the government in proceedings at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.