Republicans in Congress have thus far been cowardly about protecting Mueller, but some folks close to Mueller seem to be calling Jeff Sessions on his hypocrisy.
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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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In addition to attacking Robert Mueller by name over the last few days, Trump also used two new terms to describe Mueller’s investigation: “fraudulent activities” and “conflicts of interest.” As always, Trump’s projections serve as a perfect mirror of himself.
An anonymous Trump transition official is FOIAing what seems to be very specific information on 21 Trump transition officials. It’s a puzzling effort.
The news that Facebook has finally cut Cambridge Analytica off from its data is far more momentous, in my opinion, than the firing of Andrew McCabe. Here’s why.
My initial thoughts on the McCabe firing.
In a bid to silence Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump just admitted he’s David Dennison, the guy trying to silence Stormy Daniels.
The difference between whether Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of both Abu Zubaydah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri or just the latter is critical to claims that she only did things authorized by the OLC memo.
In the latest edition of MAKING BREAKING CLICKBAIT OUT OF NORMAL DEVELOPMENTS, the NYT has reported that Robert Mueller subpoenaed the Trump Organization.
We appear to have identified two new people associated with GRU’s hacking information, even if the most recent intelligence we admit to having on one dates to the days of the election hack.
The same people outraged over HPSCI’s laughable cover-up of Trump’s dalliance with Russia have themselves been participants in the cover-up of torture.