The FBI counterintelligence steps used with Christopher Steele primary subsource Igor Danchenko are the same ones that the frothy right loathes when applied to Trump associates.
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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.
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In her filing last night, Sidney Powell accused William Barnett of abuse and the submitted evidence that Jeffrey Jensen was engaged in abuse.
Billy Barr just provided evidence that the only witness who will corroborate their claims that Flynn was railroaded, actually provided evidence that he wasn’t, even while remaining silent about several key pieces of evidence against Flynn.
John Durham is comparing how the Clinton Foundation and Crossfire Hurricane investigations worked. While the use of oppo research to take investigative steps may not compare favorably to the Russian investigation, the leaking and biased FBI Agents might look Crossfire Hurricane look far more professional if he continues down this path.
WikiLeaks would like to believe that nothing happened after 2013 that would change DOJ’s understanding of those earlier exposures of US (and British) assets.
But the very same Mike Pompeo speech that they’ve all been citing explained precisely what changed. The US government had a different understanding of WikiLeaks’ facilitation of the exposure of its assets identities.
The SSCI Report on Russia treats a passage on Guccifer 2.0’s outreach to Roger Stone buddy Alex Jones to be still classified.
In an attempt to help Julian Assange, former Russian propagandist Cassandra Fairbanks just gave a sworn statement about how she ferried non-public information to Assange.
Randy Credico refuses to deny that Roger Stone set about getting Assange a pardon immediately after the election.
For some reason, Julian Assange’s lawyer thought it would help his case to testify about just one of the four pardon pitches — all involving Russia — made for Julian Assange since he helped authoritarian Donald Trump become President.
The biggest surprise among the things DOJ doesn’t think need to be redacted anymore in the Mueller Report is a warrant for Erik Prince’s cell location data.