Reporters continue to be sloppy about whether Republicans complaining about voting procedures had a legal right to even be in the room.
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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.
The story that Donald Trump is telling is doing tangible harm to our country. If you are complicit in telling that story — whether you are an anonymous enabler or a both-sides reporter — you also are doing tangible harm to this country.
The report that Trump is engaged in Deep State fuckery in an attempt to release is virtually worthless to rebut the strong case that he “colluded” with Russia. It would, however, serve as a consolation prize for Vladimir Putin on Trump’s way out the door.
Last night Bill Barr authorized what had previously been forbidden for over forty years, DOJ’s conduct of investigations into claims of irregularities ginned up by the very same lawyers — Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani — who invented the complaints about the Flynn prosecution. That makes the fact that his last politicized investigation altered documents all the more pressing.
Don Jr might want to stop advertising how happy he is to leak America’s secrets given how Julian Assange got advance notice of his indictment.
Trump’s enablers are excusing his efforts to discredit his electoral loss as a means to get him to come to accept it. That’s a dangerous game.
We need to find a way to better debunk and ignore COVID Donny, otherwise he will become a dangerous martyr doing further damage to this country.
Steve Bannon is parting ways with his competent lawyer, William Burck.
Once you consider what we know about the ongoing investigations into Roger Stone (some of which appear to have been shut down), the charging decision language unsealed on Monday looks far more interesting.
The Mueller Report didn’t say that Roger Stone didn’t have a role in the hack-and-leak conspiracy. Instead, it said they were still trying to get the evidence to prove he did.