Entries by emptywheel

Putin’s Ghost: The Counterintelligence Calculus Not Included in the Obstruction Analysis

New details released in this report provide even further reason to think Trump obstructed the Russian investigation to halt the counterintelligence analysis of his ties with Russia. But the report remains silent about the most concerning interactions with Vladimir Putin and never actually considers whether Trump was obstructing the counterintelligence investigation.

The Many Lies and Prevarications of Bill Barr

Here’s the report. Use this thread to comment. (Here’s a searchable copy.) Here’s a transcript of Bill Barr’s speech, once again spinning the Mueller Report. Effectively, what he did was pretend that “collusion” was the same thing as conspiracy, and having done so judge that the President didn’t obstruct justice because he was frustrated. Repeats […]

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