Among many fascinating disclosures in a government filing in the Ryan Samsel case, it claims that Samsel wants to be moved back to the jail where he was first assaulted.
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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.
When DOD’s General Counsel hired Mike Ellis, Paul Nakasone had some concerns based off his interaction over the John Bolton book. Then, in the days after January 6, two security incidents involving Ellis vindicated those concerns.
Eric Swalwell tried to grill Attorney General Garland on whether DOJ would reconsider the OLC memo holding that a sitting President cannot be indicted. Garland dodged answering any specific question. But along the way he laid out some principles that he might apply regarding the investigation of a former President.
In an exchange with Pramila Jayapal today, Merrick Garland explained that the January 6 investigation actually isn’t taking that long.
In response to Michael Sussmann’s motion for a Bill of Particulars, John Durham effectively admitted that he has no evidence Sussmann himself coordinated directly with the Clinton Campaign before (he alleges) lying to hide coordination with the Clinton
In an attempt to defend a hoax about Siggi Thordarson’s purported retraction of his testimony against Julian Assange, Ryan Grim called a key legal concept “gibberish.”
In Zach Rehl’s blow-by-blow of the riot, he described the breach of the Capitol as a civil war.
In a motion to dismiss accusing the FBI of misleading the court, Owen Shroyer lies about the circumstances that led Alex Jones and him to lure hundreds of people to the East side of the Capitol only to inflame them with chants of “1776.”
DOJ settled Andrew McCabe’s lawsuit yesterday. By doing so, DOJ will bury key details of how Donald Trump politicized DOJ.
New language in Jenny Cudd’s statement of offense shows that, before she went to the riot on January 6, she stated she was “all for” a revolution. After she returned, she bragged that she had been present “when the new revolution started.”