Links to the three kinds of plea agreements we’ve seen in the January 6 investigation so far.
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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.
Roger Stone has accused Steve Bannon of blackmailing Trump to obtain a pardon. That’s interesting, because Bannon witnessed Stone presenting the materials Stone himself may have used to blackmail Trump to get a pardon.
A paragraph of likely boilerplate in the opening memo for Thomas Webster doesn’t debunk what Christopher Wray has told Congress. But it does show what kind of terrorist attack the FBI understood the January 6 to be four months ago.
Last year, there were a couple of measures that purported to respond to the problems with the Carter Page FISA application but which would not have helped him at all. In February, House Judiciary Committee rolled out a bill to replace the now-lapsed Section 215 of FISA that included a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight […]
If Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald believed the conspiracy theory they’re spreading, they would be outraged that Bill Barr set up Antifa using informants recruited from the Proud Boys.
Thus far, four of the men who were present when Ashli Babbitt was shot have been charged with the kind of damage that can (though has not yet) carry a terrorism enhancement.
What the government sentencing memo for MAGA Tourist Anna Morgan-Lloyd says about possible resolutions for other January 6 defendants.
Everyone is fighting for press freedoms again, and therefore lots of people are misrepresenting the facts about Julian Assange’s prosecution in purported defense of press freedom again. These are the paragraphs with which UK Judge Vanessa Baraitser distinguished what Julian Assange is accused of from what “ordinary investigative journalists” entitled to protection in the UK […]
Joshua Schulte attempted to complete a hack of the court system yesterday. I don’t mean that Schulte used computer code to bring down the court systems. His laptop doesn’t connect to the Internet, and so he does not have those tools available. Rather, over the 3.5 years he has been in jail, he has tested […]
The government seems to be using confrontations that took place outside the Capitol to hold insurrectionists accountable for entering a lightly guarded side door of the Capitol.