The reporting on why Julian Assange won’t be charged in the Vault 7 leaks is missing some detail about what has happened in Joshua Schulte’s case recently.
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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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Two months before Beryl Howell upheld her contempt ruling against Andrew Miller because other investigations into Roger Stone remain ongoing, she learned that the investigation pertaining to the Mystery Appellant remains ongoing as well.
The news of a second grand jury focusing on Roger Stone asked for texts between him and Andrew Miller recalls that Mueller was once quite interested in what Stone did with his dark money groups that engaged in voter suppression in 2016.
We now know that Flynn at least claimed that Sergey Kislyak wanted to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin on January 21, 2017. That raises the stakes of a Trump claim that Flynn didn’t tell him Putin called on January 21 significantly.
One of the newly unsealed passages from Mike Flynn’s 302 makes it clear he assumed FBI Agents would, by default, be partisan Republicans.
Until his counterpart died in early 2016, Mike Flynn had aspirations of working closely with the man who ran the agency who was planning to help Trump win.
Roger Stone has had several opportunities to try to address the DNC’s complaint in their lawsuit against him and the Trump campaign. And thus far, he has offered no response.
The government’s latest filing in the two FOIA suits involving the Mueller Report provide more insight on what the 14 referrals were.
In any other era, Republicans would be grateful that the FBI was tracking a guy who admitted sharing immaterial non-public with Rosneft while claiming to work for Trump. In this one, Republicans have decided that Carter Page is a latter day MLK Jr.
After insisting to Judge Amy Berman Jackson that Russia didn’t hack the DNC, Stone lawyers Grant Smith and Robert Buschel are arguing to Judge John Koeltl that Russia did hack the DNC.