By getting drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to admit he authored a chapter in The Intercept’s book based off his leaks, the government made a tie between him and Snowden far more explicit.
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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.
A filing pertaining to Jon Schaffer, which was supposed to be sealed, provides insight on how prosecutors are handling potential cooperation agreements in the January 6 investigation.
Somehow, it seems, Proud Boy Charles Donohoe knew that the National Guard was coming to reinforce the Capitol before DC Guard Commander General Walker. Somehow, it seems, the militias assaulting the Capitol on January 6 had better lines of communication than the US Department of Defense.
Politico suggests Joe Biden will be embarrassed when non-violent January 6 trespassers get treated as the misdemeanor offenders they are. That’s an accusation blaming him for the poor job journalists have done to explain the diversity of defendants charged for crimes committed on January 6.
In recent weeks, the government arrested two of the guys who breached the Capitol twice, on two different sides, along with Joe Biggs.
When it added Roberto Minuta to the ever-expanding Oath Keepers conspiracy indictment yesterday, the government backed off several charges they could have charged the Oath Keeper with.
Zip Tie Guy Eric Munchel and his mom with get another shot at pre-trial release. Along the way, the DC Circuit laid out some more guidelines for detention reviews for January 6 defendants.
On December 14, Connie Meggs and Graydon Young “provided security” for Roger Stone at a Stop the Steal rally in Florida. Days later, Meggs’ spouse described having “organized an alliance” with the Proud Boys.
Proud Boy and former Army Captain Gabriel Garcia, whom the government describes as entering the Capitol in conjunction with Dominic Pezzola, was livestreaming from the insurrection providing tactically useful information. Was someone using that for command and control?
According to an indictment unsealed this week, there were over 60 participants on a Telegram channel created on January 5 to coordinate the Proud Boys’ actions relating to the insurrection. Around 40 may still be at large.