Sidney Powell says she’s asking for Brady material. But she’s actually asking for Giglio material. It’ll be interesting to see whether Emmet Sullivan will consider that to be included in the scope of his standing Brady order.
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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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The frothy right is excited that, six months before Rod Rosenstein scoped Mueller’s investigation to include four allegations against Mike Flynn, the FBI decided he didn’t commit a crime that may or may not have been included among those four.
Sidney Powell told several lies in court today. Remarkably, Emmet Sullivan didn’t call her on it. Yet.
Trump claims to have no memory of the times he spoke to Roger Stone about optimizing the WikiLeaks releases. That’s funny, because seven different ways to communicate with him directly will be discussed at Stone’s trial.
Judge Emmet Sullivan is going to make Sidney Powell explain why she asked for access to totally irrelevant classified information the other day. That may not go well for her.
The government may introduce Andrew Miller’s testimony to explain Roger Stone’s motive for lying to Congress.
Matt Taibbi tries to reinflate Patrick Byrne’s story about Maria Butina, but only provides more reasons why Byrne’s story actually makes the case against her more damning.
Michael Horowitz keeps focusing DOJ Inspector General reports on past harms, while ignoring ongoing existing harms stemming from the same evidence or practices. That is turning him into an instrument serving the President’s grievances, not DOJ.
One reason why the government wants to try accused Vault 7 leaker Joshua Schulte on charges for leaking from the CIA and leaking from jail together is that his jail writings reflects a file WikiLeaks got, but hasn’t published.
Among the implications of one of the false claims Mike Flynn’s lawyer claimed in a memo designed to blow up his plea agreement is that he engaged in illegal surveillance for his entire career. It’s not true–she should stop accusing her client of such things!