CNN says that the White House will soon start sharing stuff from Trump’s secret server with President-Elect Biden. But a more difficult question may pertain to whether Biden will share it if prosecutors ask for it.
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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including Vice, Motherboard, the Nation, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera, and appears frequently on television and radio. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation, and liveblogged the Scooter Libby trial.
Marcy has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she researched the “feuilleton,” a short conversational newspaper form that has proven important in times of heightened censorship. Before and after her time in academics, Marcy provided documentation consulting for corporations in the auto, tech, and energy industries. She lives with her spouse in Grand Rapids, MI.
When Mike Flynn Jr was subpoenaed to testify about his dad in July 2017, his attorney told prosecutors he would invoke the Fifth.
The White House statement on Mike Flynn’s pardon suggests it’s only for the charges he pled guilty to.
According to Bill Barr’s testimony to Congress, the pardon President Trump just gave Mike Flynn is a crime.
On the day before Trump will pardon a turkey, multiple outlets reported that Trump is preparing to pardon undisclosed Agent of Turkey Mike Flynn. But that may be easier said than successfully done.
Roger Stone is trying to hold the Georgia Senate races — and with it GOP control of the Senate — hostage. That may reflect his legal exposure under a Joe Biden presidency.
Michigan’s certification of the vote and GSA’s move to let President-Elect Biden begin the transition happens just days after a meeting where Trump was expected to make bribes or threats to a group of Michigan politicians who owe their allegiances to Dick DeVos.
Thanks to the efforts of Ric Grenell and Sidney Powell, the Biden Administration will have evidence of unprecedented sensitivity to make a case that Trump was coordinating with Russia to undermine Russia as part of a pay-off for election year help.
In 2016, I argued that Trump appealed to those who were lost with the fracturing of the myth of American exceptionalism. In 2020, it’s clear that if we don’t replace that myth with some kind of common story, this country won’t survive.
The DeVoses may be growing tired of Trump’s chaos. If that’s true, it puts their close ally Mike Pence in a remarkable position.