Entries by emptywheel

The Psy-Group Proposal: A Way to Measure the Value that Russian Hackers Provided the Trump Campaign

Whether or not Rick Gates and Paul Manafort engaged Psy-Group for intelligence services in 2016, the proposal created in response to Gates’ instructions provides proof about how Manafort intended to run the campaign and how much he might have had to spend had the Russians not provided those services for free.

On Squi and the 65-Lady Letter

Given the mutual ties each had to “Squi” the summer in question, the fact that Christine Blasey Ford was (presumably) not asked to sign a letter attesting that Brett Kavanaugh treated women well during the summer of 1982 is evidence it cannot be said to represent the sample you’d need to ask to learn how Kavanaugh treated women at the time.