John Durham says it is a crime to lie about the researchers who did the Alfa Bank research in an effort to launch an investigation. And yet, the available evidence suggests he did just that.
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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.
One of several things missing from Yahoo’s clickbait story about the things CIA was not permitted to do in the wake of learning its hacking tools had been stolen is that WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden flee with the specific intent of inspiring someone like Joshua Schulte, the alleged Vault 7 leaker, to steal those files with the goal of “wrecking” the CIA.
Ali Alexander used some front organizations to obtain a permit for (among other places) the East side of the Capitol, where he put up a stage. The permit and the stage were the excuse Alex Jones used to lure hundreds of people to the East side of the Capitol. But he brought them to the steps, where many of them breached the building from a second front.
Zach Rehl wants the permit that shows Ali Alexander’s people created fake organizations under whose names to obtain permits for the Stop the Steal rally.
In a blockbuster story, Yahoo spends over 100 paragraphs showing that its lead is overstated.
The place to look for witnesses about the plan that Joe Biggs had on January 6 is among those he met with the night before the attack, not low-level Proud Boys who showed up late to insurrection.
In a motion in limine submitted in advance of Lev Parnas’ trial next month, SDNY reveals he had a single proffer session with the government in March 2020.
According to a recent court filing, the actions of the Hughes brothers closely mirrored those of Joe Biggs in that they breached the Capitol a second time, through the East doors.
John Durham will go down in history as the guy who decided that torturing detainees, even in excess of legal guidance, was not a crime, but a victim sharing concerns about nation-state hacking is.
A recent court filing reveals that SDNY showed probable cause that Rudy Giuliani committed a crime — probably, serving as an unregistered agent for Ukrainian agents, including Russian backed ones, during the period he was representing the former President in the Mueller investigation.