One reason why the government wants to try accused Vault 7 leaker Joshua Schulte on charges for leaking from the CIA and leaking from jail together is that his jail writings reflects a file WikiLeaks got, but hasn’t published.
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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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Among the implications of one of the false claims Mike Flynn’s lawyer claimed in a memo designed to blow up his plea agreement is that he engaged in illegal surveillance for his entire career. It’s not true–she should stop accusing her client of such things!
Is Donald Trump making clemency decisions based off an erroneous understanding obtained from the IG investigation into Comey?
A NYT story makes it quite clear Trump’s tweet of a US intelligence image boasted about the success of one of our own operations — classic dick-wagging. But that wasn’t the only dick-wagging the US did towards Iran this week.
I’m generally supportive of Michael Horowitz. But the Comey report really undermines his credibility.
The conversation between Jim Comey and Donald Trump about a classified intelligence investigation took place two days after the release of the Vault 7 files, making it far more likely that’s what they spoke about.
Neither Trump apologists nor Trump opponents should base any claim about a Mueller counterintelligence investigation based off what’s in the report, because the report itself says the counterintelligence conclusions aren’t there.
On March 15, 2017, Trump blabbed out information about the Vault 7 leak that was not yet public. He did so, remarkably, on the say the FBI was set to
In addition to claiming that Joshua Schulte stole the CIA’s hacking tools and leaked them to WikiLeaks, they also suggest he did something to the CIA server to make it more vulnerable to theft. The government should let his expert review the CIA servers to test his theories.
Robert Driscoll suggests that the FBI did not turn over details of Patrick Byrne’s relationship with Maria Butina as Brady information. Except that Byrne’s story is actually fairly damning towards Butina.