DOJ has argued that DOJ would face irreparable harm if they had to explain their actions in the Mike Flynn case under oath. Which is reason enough that HJC should focus on that question when Bill Barr comes to testify tomorrow.
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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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Chuck Ross appears to be unaware of the role he played in Roger Stone being convicted — and he’s not afraid to announce that publicly.
The FBI warned Trump about Russia and others trying to get close to him by approaching people on his periphery even as one of the attendees worked to finalize a deal that would serve as such an approach.
Of the seven pages describing ongoing investigations in a DOJ filing in the EPIC/BuzzFeed FOIA for the Mueller Report, one of the only unredacted pits reveals some redactions pertain to the Juliasn Assange prosecution.
Today, Billy Barr is claiming that he’s infuriated by the attack on Judge Esther Salas, which killed her son. But earlier this year, as part of his effort to go easy on Roger Stone, Barr dismissed the import of threats on judges.
The interview report from Christopher Steele’s primary subsource is most interesting for all the ways it describes Russian spooks might have learned of the project.
Peter Strzok is the villain of the narrative about a Deep State coup targeting Donald Trump. Yet Lindsey Graham just released yet another document showing that — whatever Strzok’s personal distaste for Trump — he continued to push back against unjustified allegations about Trump at least as late as February 2017.
NPR’s Public Editor unpacked how NPR came to air one of the lies that Bill Barr told on their network back in June. But she left untouched some of Barr’s other blatant lies.
Eight months after Roger Stone’s guilty verdict, few people realize that his defense consisted largely of telling a new lie, yet another attempt to cover up a secret to protect Donald Trump.
Roger Stone keeps telling a story about being offered an opportunity to flip on President Trump that doesn’t make sense.