Along with revealing that Putin waggled his nukes when the Obama Administration warned Putin not to tamper in the 2016 election, the SSCI Report on what Obama could have done better in 2016 has a curious black hole where its review of WikiLeaks is.
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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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The government is attempting to prove that Joshua Schulte’s knowledge of the damage of past leaks shows he intended to damage the US when he leaked CIA’s hacking tools. But his views about Edward Snowden may have changed over time.
Even though George Papadopoulos burned Stefan Halper as a source and accused tons of other people of being informants targeting him, he still hasn’t identified the Source 3 described in the IG Report to whom he said some very damning things.
Little noticed in Bill Barr’s announcement that he gets to approve any investigation into presidential candidates and a ridiculously broad group of people associated with him is how dramatically he has expanded the policy since January.
The FISA Court has complained about FBI surveillance practices, all occurring under Trump, affecting up to 135,476 Americans. And Republicans claiming to care about FISA are really just concerned about one of those Americans.
Joshua Schulte migrated a shared root password to one of the servers involved in his alleged theft in March 2015.
There are many interesting details about the FBI investigation into Joshua Schulte revealed by the details of how FBI obtained the Vault 7 files they submitted into evidence yesterday.
In opening arguments, Sabrina Shroff staked her defense on the government not knowing how the Vault 7 files got to WikiLeaks.
Paul Manafort started asking Trump for a job in January, not March, 2016.
Somewhere in the 24 paragraphs of Michael Caputo’s 302 that remain redacted because of an ongoing investigation, he must explain a “Project Rasputin.”