Entries by emptywheel

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Having Former FEC Commissioner Don McGahn as Your Campaign Lawyer

SDNY’s prosecutors noted something in yesterday’s Cohen filing that will probably become increasingly problematic for Individual-1: because Trump and his fixer had a run-in with the FEC in 2013 — from which they were saved by their future campaign lawyer Don McGahn — they can’t claim to be ignorant about campaign finance law.

The Mueller Investigation Is the Second Most Important Investigation into Which Flynn Assisted

The Flynn sentencing memo, with a largely redacted addendum describing his cooperation, is out. Effectively, Mueller recommends no prison time because of Flynn’s substantial cooperation, his early cooperation, his record of service to the country. The section on cooperation describes Flynn’s assistance in three investigations. The Mueller investigation is actually the second thing listed, which […]