Rick Willden, a Proud Boy who was arrested yesterday for things he did at the East Door of the Capitol on January 6, is one of maybe six people arrested initially via indictment. That suggests the government has some secrets it wants to hide about how it showed probable cause to arrest him.
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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.
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It seems that three different Marines or former Marines were involved with or knew the East Door of the Capitol would be opened: Darrell Youngers, Chris Warnargiris, and Oath Keeper Jason Dolan.
One of the people that Tucker Carlson accused of being a paid FBI informant is pleading guilty today. Testimony he already provided to the grand jury implicates key Oath Keepers.
The FBI went to the Las Vegas airport to interview a guy they just arrested for misdemeanor trespassing and theft.
There were two claims of improper surveillance by NSA in recent days. One, made by a serial fabulist. And another, made by someone with access to classified information, that may affect hundreds of Americans.
The refusal of Republicans on PCLOB to examine the latter violations merits far more attention given the credibility of the reporting source than Tucker Carlson’s claims.
Charlie Savage excused his unwillingness to do actual journalism about Julian Assange now because he did some journalism eleven years ago.
More details on Joshua Schulte’s apparently attempt to hack the justice system.
Ed Snowden says that an indictment that makes allegations that match claims he made in his own book is poisoned top-to-bottom with false testimony.
As people continue to unravel the various parties involved in the January 6 insurrection, including Roger Stone and his repurposed group, Stop the Steal, I want to finish unpacking the Mueller-related files liberated by BuzzFeed last month. Before I do that though, I want to lay out one potential implication of some things I said […]
The FBI used a third person’s iCloud content to obtain probable cause to address the two Florida pastors with whom he traveled to the insurrection.