John Durham’s prosecutors continue to prove in court filings that they don’t understand key details about what they’re investigating.
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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.
Bill Barr could come to regret his neat effort to place a ticking time bomb inside the Joe Biden DOJ, because John Durham has evidence in hand that Bill Barr’s DOJ tampered with documents. I’ve been thinking … There’s something that doesn’t make sense about Bill Barr’s roll-out of the order making John Durham a […]
Mike Pence would own Trump’s obstruction of the Mueller investigation if he were to pardon Trump for Trump’s pardon of Flynn. That makes his silence about the topic all the more interesting.
I wrote up four things that, if I were Judge Emmet Sullivan presiding over the Mike Flynn case, I would do: Make Trump name Flynn’s crimes Establish a record about whether Flynn or Sidney Powell traded electoral assistance for this pardon Force DOJ to explain what went into the altered documents Identify who wrote the […]
It appears a small side investigation within the larger Mueller investigation pertained to how the MemCon from Trump’s May 2017 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov got leaked to the press.
Bill Barr hid that someone was trying to bribe Trump for a pardon through the entire election.
The Russian investigation and its offshoots seems to have ended by September 18, for a total of 1510 days. Meanwhile, the Durham investigation remains ongoing, meaning that the investigations into the Russian investigation have lasted 2557 and still counting.
The guy I went to the FBI about — whom I call Phil — was weighing in on a Flynn pardon hours before Trump issued it.
Judge Sullivan will undoubtedly honor Trump’s pardon of Mike Flynn. But there are things he could do to raise the cost of the pardon for Trump.
The language Trump used to pardon Mike Flynn attempted to invalidate the Robert Mueller investigation. But it did not go far enough to protect Mike Flynn from legal jeopardy.