The government seems to have fixed a lot of problems with their case against Marcus Hutchins in the superseding indictment.
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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.
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Monday, the government rolled out a superseding indictment for former NSA and CIA hacker Joshua Schulte, accusing him (obliquely) of leaking the CIA’s hacking tools that became the Vault 7 release from Wikileaks. The filings in his docket (as would the search warrants his series of defense attorneys would have seen) make it clear that the […]
Michael Horowitz dropped a few tidbits between the two hearings on the Hillary investigation. First, DOJ IG has multiple leak investigations ongoing. And they may have been referred criminally.
George Papadopoulos, who must be in the middle of working on his motion to avoid prison time, just tweeted what appears to be a reference to perfidious Albion, a slur about the UK selling people out on matters of diplomacy and spying.
Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz had very grave things to say about the bias of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in today’s hearing on the investigation into Hillary Clinton. And they should know such bias, because they’ve said very similar things about Donald Trump.
Roger Stone wants to create another pseudo-scandal by suggesting he was targeted with a FISA order. All the available evidence suggests a judge instead found there is probable cause to believe his phone contains evidence of one or more crimes.
One of Trump’s most horrifying lines from the G-7, basically threatening the kind of weaponized migration that threatens to rip apart the European project, suggests someone very savvy has privileged access to Trump.
I’m a big fan of Michael Horowitz. But releasing link analyses on which Agents talk to reporters without telling us whether they confirm the widespread understanding that the famously anti-Hillary NY office leaks like a sieve was inexcusably irresponsible.
Roger Stone and Michael Caputo lied to Devin Nunes’ committee to hide one instance where they considered conspiring with a Russian to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton. Devin Nunes’ response to that clear case of perjury is to call for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray.
Roger Stone is back in the limited hangout business, this time in regards to outreach from a Russian former FBI informant offering dirt on the Clinton Foundation.