This post showed that the SSCI Report ignored a lot of evidence (laid out in the affidavits) that Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone had specific details — possibly even the John Podesta emails themselves — pertaining to Joule Holdings, which they tried to use to claim he was as corrupt as (!!!) Paul Manafort. This […]
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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.
On October 13, Roger Stone published a Jerome Corsi post under his own name that Corsi suggested had been started by October 6. It relied on documents, however, that didn’t become public until October 11.
For much of the last three years, Trump has claimed that, if only he had been given a defensive briefing about Russia’s efforts to help his campaign (rather than launch investigations into four men who all turned out to be selling Trump out to one or another foreign country), he would have done something about it. By ignoring the warnings he got about Rudy being targeted for disinformation, Trump just made it clear that was not true.
Rather than telling us what the Mueller team learned about Roger Stone’s influence on the timing of the John Podesta release on October 7, 2016, the Mueller Report provided a comedy routine featuring Jerome Corsi’s shifting claims about that day. It may have done so to hide that Stone timed the Podesta release to cover-up the US government’s attribution of the DNC hack to Russia.
The spreadsheet attempting to validate the Steele dossier shows that the FBI used information collected under the Carter Page FISA orders to corroborate or rule out claims in the dossier seven different times.
The Mueller Report laid out the case that Trump was obstructing an investigation into his own role in cheating to win in 2016 by trading a pardon for Roger Stone’s silence. The SSCI Report lays out just how much Trump was obstructing.
Thus far, four different stories have been told about what Roger Stone did in 2016. None of those stories tells all the truth. But reading them together gets us closer to the truth.
Yesterday, I noted several key problems with the way the frothy right is trying to politicize some reports that John Ratcliffe just declassified: Russian intelligence analysis picked up before July 28 ascribes to Hillary foreknowledge of what Roger Stone would start doing on August 5, first denying that Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian mouthpiece and […]
At two key moments in Trump’s first election campaign, a guy with no known foreign policy chops sure seemed to have an acute interest in dictating the candidate’s foreign policy views.
John Ratcliffe just declassified documents that strongly suggest the very first person unmasked by CIA in reporting shared with the Crossfire Hurricane team was … Hillary Clinton.