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I have expressed some qualms over Judge Sullivan naming John Gleeson as the court's amicus on the crazy Flynn situation. But today there is a new player on the pitch, Beth Wilkinson.
Judge Sullivan has engaged a hired gun.
Folks need to…
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Judicial Watch has liberated the memo passing along the Alexander Downer tip to the FBI. It shows that in context -- Papadopoulos tied the possibility that Russia would anonymously release dirt to the campaign's plan to use dirt on Hillary to win -- Papadopoulos' comments were more incriminating than previously let on.
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https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Flynn.jpg6001067emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2020-05-22 08:30:302020-05-22 09:04:16In an Attempt to Absolve Mike Flynn, Eli Lake Accidentally (and Erroneously) Accuses Flynn of "Outright Espionage," Then Lies about the Evidence
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The frothy right has taken to claiming Mike Flynn's lies on January 24, 2017 weren't material because the FBI already knew what Flynn had said to Sergey Kislyak. Except Flynn wasn't lying to hide what he said to Kislyak. He was lying to hide that he had coordinated with Mar-a-Lago before speaking with Kislyak.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Flynn.jpg6001067emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2020-05-20 20:40:012020-05-21 14:09:01Flynn Was Hiding that He Coordinated His Kislyak Call with Mar-A-Lago
A FOIA showing how closely Bill Barr and his aides have micro-managed the John Durham inquiry provides evidence John Gleeson can use to argue that DOJ is prohibited from adopting the stance they took in the Flynn motion to dismiss.
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Roger Stone is boasting that when prosecutors asked him to confirm that 29 or 36 calls he had with Trump during the election pertained to WikiLeaks and Russia, he refused. But Trump should worry about how prosecutors came to ask about a specific subset of the calls he did have with Stone.
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In an effort to gaslight Trump supporters, then, the Trump Administration just showed that DOJ's motion to dismiss falsely treated as normal communications between Mike Flynn and Sergey Kislyak that, because of their frequency, were not.
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In a petition for a writ of mandamus, Sidney Powell argues against her past enthusiasm for Emmet Sullivan's reviews of DOJ abuse, against Bill Barr's concession that Sullivan can review the motion to dismiss, and against DOJ's past assertions that Mike Flynn's lies were material.
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Ron DeSantis fired Rebekah Jones, who developed and managed the Florida database for COVID-19 deaths on May 1, just as he "reopened" the state. Since her departure, the number of deaths reported has dropped even though the reported number of new cases per day has been reported as steady. Floridians are now confronted with relying on a database that may well have been manipulated when they are trying to make life and death decisions that depend on accurate information.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/plot2.jpg7371119Jim Whitehttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngJim White2020-05-19 15:00:432020-05-19 15:00:43How Many COVID-19 Deaths Is Ron DeSantis Hiding?
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Two reports (possibly based on the same fabrication) claiming the SARS CoV-2 virus was accidentally released by the Wuhan Institute of Virology have been thoroughly debunked by the media in the US and Australia. Mike Pompeo has been at the forefront in catapulting the false propaganda in these reports. A significant portion of the "documentation" for the propaganda appears to have originated with State Department leaks. All of which leads one to wonder whether Steve Linick was looking into Pompeo's role in spreading this demonstrably false information.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pompeo.jpg753786Jim Whitehttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngJim White2020-05-18 15:36:472020-05-18 15:37:14Pompeo's Latest Attempts To Propel Propaganda On Lab Escape Of SARS CoV-2 Suffer Two Epic Swat-Downs
Today, Billy Barr and Chris Wray had a press conference to announce that -- in spite of his Muslim Ban -- Trump had permitted an affiliate of AQAP, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, into this country, and onto a military base, where he bought a gun and murdered three sailors. But they didn't take the obvious conclusions away from that.
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Everything is changing, and in the face of that, America is failing. Over 90,000 souls have paid for our failing. Millions more are living in terror for their livelihoods and their families. But Covid-19 isn't a technology problem, or a…