Sidney Powell releases evidence making it clear the interview with her client was always about whether he was acting as a Russian agent, showing that she and everyone else parroting her claims about the Logan Act was wrong.
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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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June Bug and I moved to Ireland today.
Another post on why I think DOJ is going to keep adding to its Assange indictment.
It’s telling that Donald Trump couldn’t manage a speech in front of the real symbol of our Liberty.
In the superseding indictment for Julian Assange, the government describes WikiLeaks’ efforts to recruit other leakers by pointing to their efforts to rescue Edward Snowden. But that’s not the first time the government has discussed Snowden as a recruiting tool.
Bill Barr basically unilaterally had OLC rewrite campaign finance law in an attempt to protect Trump.
The frothy right appears to be claiming — so as to blame Biden for the FBI’s questions about the Logan Act — that Jim Comey and Barack Obama had the same exchange on two consecutive days.
By expanding the CFAA charges in the Julian Assange indictment, DOJ has made his extradition on those charges, at least, far stronger — and also sets up a framework into which DOJ can add other co-conspirators going forward.
Somehow, wrestling coach Jim Jordan managed to best most Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee in today’s hearing on politicization of DOJ.
Neomi Rao just ruled that District Courts must be totally gutted to prevent Billy Barr from embarrassment.