In addition to sweeping motions to dismiss the indictment against him, Hunter Biden also filed a number of technical motions that would have the effect of chipping away at most of the charges against him.
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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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Hunter Biden’s Los Angeles motions to dismiss.
Alexander Smirnov admitted some of the claims he has made about Hunter Biden came from Russian spies.
In their reply motion to compel, Hunter Biden’s attorneys manage to get both Smirnov and blow into the act.
Robert Hur used his investigation into Joe Biden as an opportunity to snoop through Joe Biden’s diaries … and he did so even though no prosecutor had done such a thing in the past.
Bradley Weinsheimer defended Robert Hur’s attacks on doddering old man Joe Biden by pointing to a section of the Justice Manual added just days or hours before Hur finished his report.
By settling Andrew McCabe’s lawsuit, DOJ conceded that Robert Hur and others had deprived the former FBI Deputy Director of due process. Then DOJ put Hur in charge of an investigation of Joe Biden.
Even before Russians dropped a match onto the bonfire of partisan divide in 2016, Republicans were absolutely convinced Hillary was either a criminal or they could make her one.
Fridays with Nicole Sander.
David Weiss’ team seeks to detain Alexander Smirnov pretrial.