The government’s sentencing memo doesn’t tell Emmet Sullivan they want Flynn to be sentenced for six months, but it gives him all the ammunition he’d need to impose that sentence himself.
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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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Joshua Schulte is attempting another gimmick.
A set of questions that members of Congress should ask in the wake of the Carter Page IG Report.
This post is an overall summary of what the DOJ IG Report on Carter Page says about his targeting. It explains the problems with his applications, but also raises questions policy makers should be asking about whether he should have been targeted.
Among the Mueller documents released to BuzzFeed under FOIA the other day are five of Jerome Corsi’s six interview reports (called 302s). Two 302s from Ted Malloch were released as well. I suspect these were released now so that they could be released after Roger Stone’s trial, but before the gag order Amy Berman Jackson […]
The day before Paul Manafort got a plea deal, he appears to have incriminated Jared Kushner. After prosecutors conducting a related investigation showed up to hear that story, however, he changed his tune.
In response to a request for discovery on FISA from the co-defendant of Rudy’s grifters, DOJ said, “yes, yes, yes, no, psst, Judge, yes.”
Paul Manafort admitted to Mueller’s prosecutors that he used Sean Hannity as a back channel to Trump. But there’s reason to believe he also used Chris Ruddy that same way — and in a way that remains legally perilous.
For the last twenty years, politicians of both parties have been setting precedents that makes what come next with Iran far, far more dangerous.
For the entirety of 2016, Oleg Deripaska was using Christopher Steele to push DOJ to investigate Paul Manafort even while he was using Konstantin Kilimnik to try to get Manafort to help him carve up Ukraine. That double game may explain why and how the Steele dossier includes disinformation.