Edward Snowden has spent much of his time in exile arguing that by providing the files he stole to journalists, he has ensured that any files that get released serve a public interest. But then he failed to meet that standard in writing his own book.
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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 government is preparing to argue that WikiLeaks–and has been, at least since 2010–a criminal syndicate.
The government will likely argue at trial that after stealing all the CIA’s hacking tools, Joshua Schulte stole at least one more file to help WikiLeaks excuse its cooperation with Russia in 2016.
After almost two years during which Concord Management has used its prosecution as a fishing expedition, the government has now turned the tables.
I think Pelosi should hold off on finalizing impeachment until February.
The Republican complaints that Adam Schiff issued a subpoena unintentionally make the case that Trump must be impeached.
Barr made a comment last night targeted at communities of color that would be more applicable — but shocking in its implications — targeted at the President.
If DOJ had to use Nader’s bipartisan influence peddling to hold him accountable for being a key vector for foreign influence in our elections, I’ll take it.
It’s becoming more and more likely that John Durham’s investigation is part of the Ukraine conspiracy.
The facts presented in the impeachment inquiry are not Democratic claims. They are non-partisan or Republican facts.
But in the Republican party in 2019, every fact that is damning to Donald Trump — even those shared by Republicans — is treated as a partisan conspiracy.