In the government’s reply motion on its request for a gag, DOJ neatly lays out how Trump’s attacks on Pence were a key tool he used to direct the mob.
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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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A timeline of the Hunter Biden investigation — even as presented in documents provided by Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler — undermines many of their claims about the investigation generally and AUSA Lesley Wolf specifically.
As we remember Dianne Feinstein, let’s remember one of her most important legacies: documenting CIA’s torture program.
While Gary Shapley provided evidence that Richard Donoghue, not Lesley Wolf, was behind orders to delay any overt investigative steps into Hunter Biden until after the 2020 election, he didn’t reveal discussions of election meddling drove some of those delays.
In her opinion rejecting Trump’s bid for her recusal, Judge Tanya Chutkan addresses the required standard: what reasonable people might conclude about the care she took in sentencing two January 6 defendants, a standard Trump’s attorneys ignored.
As government workers face an imminent financial crisis, Kevin McCarthy is rushing forward with an impeachment based on the premise that Trump’s entire business model is a High Crime and Misdemeanor.
Trump confessed, in a sworn deposition, that if he can’t make objective reality match his own inflated self-worth, he’s sure the Saudis will bail him out.
An NBC story published hours before SDNY indicted Robert Menendez suggests there are still gaps in the investigation into Robert Menendez. Damian Williams seems to be confident they’ll soon be closed.
If you can believe John Paul Mac Isaac’s book, the FBI tried to boot up the laptop attributed to Hunter Biden before they even obtained a warrant for it.
As he did with Garrett Ziegler, Hunter Biden has sued Rudy Gialiani and Robert Costello for hacking his data. These lawsuits provide basis to claim that DE USAO is pursuing Hunter for misdemeanor tax charges, while ignoring the way the President’s son was and continues to be serially hacked by his father’s opponents.