Jack Smith is leading two investigations in which at least 26 key witnesses or subjects are lawyers. One way to break through the wall of privilege Trump his hiding behind is to investigate how false claims of vote fraud paid for suspect legal representation to obstruct this investigation.
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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.
James Comer has made it his top priority — the very first thing he did as Chair! — to schedule a hearing so he can learn why Twitter prevented him from accessing pictures of Hunter Biden’s dick leading up to the 2020 election.
Matt “MattyDickPics” Taibbi claimed yesterday that when the FBI shares election-related misinformation, it has not tie to “case-building.” In December, MattyDickPics proved that claim is false.
Amid the reporting on classified documents found at Penn Biden, none has considered the possibility that the documents were taken there by someone other than Joe Biden.
25 of the known witnesses or subjects in the various Trump investigations are lawyers. We’ve only seen glimpses of how much more complicated that has made this investigation.
Expect the case of Jeremy Liggett to feature prominently in the new propaganda committee that Kevin McCarthy had to give to the insurrectionists to get elected.
Trump’s team continued to bullshit the press last month about the search that private investigators did for Trump’s stolen documents.
Norm Pattis’ 6-month suspension could roil the Proud Boys trial schedule.
SDNY says that it’s merely academic to a journalist whether the government might prosecute her under the Espionage Act for sharing already published information.
When the January 6 Committee asked Tony Ornato whether he had spoken to his officemate, Beau Harrison, about Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, he said they talked about real estate. That’s not how Harrison explained it.