Spencer Ackerman joined the long list of pundits weighing in on the January 6 investigation without bothering to do the work to understand it. That’s a pity, because it may provide an alternative to the failures we made after 9/11.
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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.
Between his first interviews where he tried to shift the date and substance of sharing campaign information with someone he believed was a Russian spy and an NYT story that similarly shifted the time and substance of that exchange, Rick Gates repeatedly provided details of how he used Maggie Haberman and Ken Vogel.
In a hearing in the Oath Keepers case where DOJ got a lot closer to argue that January 6 defendants attempted to terrorize Congress, Donovan Crowl attorney Carmen Hernandez conceded that the same behavior in a courtroom would be obstruction.
July 2, 2014 [link] DMP International Manafort strategist Gates structure Party of Regions region Cyprus b7A Someone he met with (Kluyev) Lyovochkin Business deal (Pericles?) Kilimnik January 29, 2018 [link] Weissmann and Andres Gates taxes Oligarchs as paymasters DMP pay directly Manafort taxes Gates aware Manafort not claiming everything Corey Lewandowski Tension rises after Cruz […]
Paul Hodgkins’ lawyer laid out that DOJ expects to charge those who stormed the Senate floor with substantial sentencing enhancements. That’s precisely what happened with Jacob Chansley.
At a hearing for Danny Rodriguez, AUSA Kimberly Paschall didn’t seem sure whether they will end up charging Rodriguez in a conspiracy with others from Southern California or not. But this network of extremists is a good place to look to understand how the various parts of the riot came together.
John Pierce, the trial attorney who is attempting to represent up to 18 January 6 defendants while lying in a COVID ward, seems to have found three kinds of clients for himself (I’ve included a roster below). There are a bunch of Proud Boys and other militia members who might serve as a kind of […]
Brandon Fellows, perhaps the only person who invaded Jeff Merkley’s office to be charged with a felony thus far, got a CIPA notice seeking to rely on classified information today.
According to an updated report on DOJ’s legal process with members of the news media, Mueller appears to have treated Jerome Corsi — but not Roger Stone, Randy Credico, or Julian Assange — as members of the news media.
At around the same time Donald Trump was leaking classified information about the investigation into Joshua Schulte, he left work and went home to get his diplomatic passport.