Steve Bannon, who’ll accept dirt from just about anyone, claims he wouldn’t accept dirt from George Papadopoulos because he is a clown. I guess he knows something the Attorney General does not.
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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 debate over redactions in Flynn’s discovery is particularly interesting given the John Durham referral the same
In its surreply to Mike Flynn’s demand to have his entire prosecution thrown out, the government reminds Emmet Sullivan he already dealt with all this.
Kevin McCarthy, who became Majority Leader with the support of two men already indicted for the influence operation behind the impeachment inquiry, is the face of opposition to impeachment.
For some reason, the NYT thinks Trump referred to more than one recording of Biden talking corruption. It is not at all unreasonable to imagine he knows of classified recordings.
Sidney Powell has already won the first battle on her stunt to have Flynn’s guilty pleas thrown out, because Emmet Sullivan has not decided to ignore all her new pleadings. But if this goes wrong, it could go horribly wrong for her.
With one possible exception, virtually every argument Sidney Powell made in an inflammatory bid to get Mike Flynn’s guilty pleas thrown out crumbles on close scrutiny.
In a motion arguing that only people who have an animus against Mike Flynn would accuse him of lying to the FBI, she accuses him of lying to the FBI.
The letter to OLC from CIGIE head Michael Horowitz — who just happens to be DOJ’s Inspector General — is as interesting for tactical reasons as for its content.
Last night Sidney Powell submitted what procedurally is called her “reply” brief in a bid to compel Brady production. Even if her object were to obtain Brady, this is best thought as her opening bid, as it for the first time she presents this argument. But on page 2, she admits she’s not actually seeking […]