The grunts responsible for creating the possibility for Jeffrey Epstein to kill himself are facing serious prison sentences. Bill Barr, who’s watching videos rather than fixing systemic problems, is getting off with calling it “a perfect storm of screw-ups.”
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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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Will Hurd made up the most cowardly excuse for not supporting impeachment.
It’s not Sergii Leshchenko’s fault that a story on Paul Manafort’s corruption damaged the Trump campaign in August 2016. It’s Paul Manafort’s fault.
Devin Nunes billed taxpayers $63,000 last year for an all expenses paid trip to consume Lev Parnas’ disinformation last year.
Manafort’s discussions of getting paid by Ukrainian oligarchs in the middle of the campaign is what Kurt Volker now says should be investigated.
Elise Stefanik made a great argument that Don Jr and Eric Trump must step down from Trump Organization because the children of top officials cannot have leadership positions on corrupt companies.
Jared Kushner lurks behind a lot of details on Stone, Manafort, and WikiLeaks.
There’s a gaping hole in the impeachment story where DOJ DAAG Bruce Swartz should be.
The Stone trial made it clear that, as suspected, Trump lied to Robert Mueller about his conversations about WikiLeaks during the campaign. But a far more damning lie may pertain to pardoning Julian Assange.
Sometimes Byron York is useful because he clarifies just how stupid and contradictory right wing talking points are. Today, he claims that, for both the Russian investigation and impeachment, Democrats don’t want anyone to know how the investigation started. Should the whistleblower have connections to prominent Democrats, exposure of his identity could be embarrassing to […]