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Thomas Tamm was at the doctor’s office on Aug. 1 when FBI agents raided his house in Potomac, Md., startling his wife and two children. Since then, there’s been obsessive blog chatter (he’s “Deep Modem” on Daily Kos) about his possible link to the Justice Department’s investigation into who leaked information about the warrantless eavesdropping program to The New York Times in 2004. Newsweek, citing two anonymous “legal sources,” first reported the raid last week. The Justice Department, as well as Tamm’s attorney, Venable partner Paul Kemp, declined to comment on the search, during which FBI agents seized Tamm’s desktop computer, his children’s laptops, and some of his personal files. So who is this guy? Tamm was a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Md., for 19 years. He resigned in 1997 and moved to the Justice Department, where he eventually came to work in the department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (it was recently folded into the national security division.) His father, Quinn Tamm, who died in 1986, worked for the FBI for nearly 30 years, retiring as an assistant director, according to his obituary, published in The Washington Post. Thomas Tamm’s uncle, Edward Tamm, also worked for the FBI, serving alongside J. Edgar Hoover for eight years as his assistant. In 1948, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and in 1965 President Lyndon Johnson tapped him for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He died in 1985. Thomas Tamm’s brother, Quinn John Tamm Jr., was a staffer for the 9/11 Commission.

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