The latest batch of subpoenas from Fani Willis include the false claims made about counting at State Farm Arena, in addition to the request for more votes from Brad Raffensperger.
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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.
It turns out two guys from South Carolina who shared a hotel room on January 6 — George Tenney and Robbie Norwood — both played roles in opening the East door of the Capitol on January 6, then went on to share a hotel room that night.
Given the evidence that Trump’s camp attempted to influence Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, it makes the possibility DOJ obtained any comms Peter Navarro had with Trump’s camp more interesting.
Secret Service loyalists to Donald Trump are pushing back against Cassidy Hutchinson’s second-hand report of Trump lunging in the SUV when told he could not go to the Capitol. They’re not pushing back against far more damning details: including that when they made plans to take Trump to the Capitol, they knew of plans to occupy buildings.
Even before the insurrection, Pat Cipollone knew that not just Trump — but everyone involved with his efforts to stay in office — would be exposed to the same crimes (obstruction and ConFraudUS) that DOJ is currently pursuing.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony made it clear that Trump knew the mob he sicced on his Vice President — and then stoked — was armed. And he ratified their violence, claiming that they were right to target Pence for assassination.
Even as Ali Alexander seems to be struggling to sustain a story about January 6 that has already been debunked, the lawyer for one Alex Jones associate has joined the defense team for sometime Alex Jones associate Joe Biggs, effectively putting Alex Jones in a joint defense with the militia accused of orchestrating the attack on January 6.
Back in 2018, both Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump were big fans of DOJ IG investigating phones for evidence that DOJ had been politicized. Chances are they’re going to be less enthusiastic now that the subjects of the investigation are John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark.
The search warrants for the phones of Jeffrey Clark and some people involved in the fake elector plot suggest DOJ has had probable cause against them for months.
Sam Alito just ended federal protection for abortion in the United States.