WikiLeaks’ supporters like to tell the story of UC Global’s increased surveillance in 2017. What they don’t want to tell you is it happened in the wake of WikiLeaks publishing CIA’s hacking tools behind a thin veil of journalism, not before.
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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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Details regarding the forensic evidence in the Joshua Schulte case raise real questions about whether the Classified Information Procedures Act can work the same in hacking cases as it does for other criminal cases.
Testimony from Roger Stone’s trial suggests it was Randy Credico’s role in putting Stone in touch with Margaret Kunstler about a pardon for Julian Assange that served as a key point of leverage over Credico.
Contrary to what the frothy right is saying, Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone quite leniently, given the Sentencing Guidelines. Contrary to what anonymous DOJ flunkies are saying, Amy Berman Jackson’s sentence in no way vindicates Barr.
The government included a cooperation agreement in Henry Kyle Frese’s plea deal today. That suggests the government may be targeting the journalists he leaked to.
Bill Barr is not as good at cover ups as he used to be.
Bill Barr is already on the record saying that the clemency Trump will one day give Roger Stone is a crime. That won’t matter, though.
Among the really damning information that DOJ is withhold in the BuzzFeed CNN FOIA are Mike Flynn’s 302s where he describes a discussion about reaching out to WikiLeaks in October 2016.
Julian Assange is preparing to unleash some of his blackmail against Donald Trump. He’s got a witness who will tell he was offered a pardon if he would say that Russia was not behind the 2016 attack.
The buzz over the news that Jeffrey Rosen put EDNY US Attorney Richard Donoghue in charge of all Ukrainian investigations distracted from the fact that Bill Barr refused to answer Jerry Nadler’s question about whether he should recuse from the investigation he has been personally implicated in.