The Schulte jury has asked around 25 questions in four days of deliberation and expressed problems with two of twelve jurors. That may be why they’re at an impasse on most charges.
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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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Mike Flynn got some protection from perjury prosecution, but he just waived immunity so Covington can rebut his claim that they gave him incompetent counsel.
There’s abundant evidence that DOJ is releasing Mueller 302s in a way that hides the more damning later testimony from multiple witnesses.
Mueller investigated Roger Stone for hacking charges at least through August 28, 2018. And the book A Stable Genius reveals it wasn’t just Stone that Mueller considered charging with hacking-related crimes, but also Trump himself.
Reggie Walton doesn’t agree with Bill Barr’s claim that the Mueller Report showed no collusion. So he’s ordering an in camera review of the redactions in the Mueller Report.
After DOJ and Amicus David Kris provided recommendations for improving FISA, presiding FISA Judge James Boasberg went further than both recommendations. Congress would do well to note his recommendations, as he can’t force this without their help.
One of the jurors on the Joshua Schulte case got removed after sharing public information with another juror.
One of the Mueller 302s released this week shows how minor a Woods procedure violation identified by the IG Report on Carter Page was — but also shows that the Woods procedure violations really weren’t the biggest problem with those applications.
The heavily redacted FBI interview report released under FOIA this week is more interesting for the related 302s showing how aggressively Kushner was cultivated.
A Chinese InfoSec company just released an opportunistic report based off some of the Joshua Schulte trial record.