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Roger Stone's first instinct when seeing himself described in an indictment of those who illegal helped Trump get elected was to say he couldn't be the guy described in the indictment because he only speaks to Trump. Now he's backtracking on that.
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The House Judiciary Committee will spend all day tomorrow flogging Peter Strzok. But all that flogging cannot change the fact that key evidence in Mueller's possession--evidence that implicates the President directly--has no tie to Strzok.
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Contrary to some conclusions drawn from my deliberately oblique post, the text I published in my post on going to the FBI had nothing I understood to do with the primary reason I went to the FBI. Rather, it just seemed to establish a link between the attack on the US and the grand bargain Trump will likely deliver over the next two weeks.
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If burning sources that lie to you is not a cardinal rule of journalism, it damn well ought to be. I suspect that Marcy's honest sources will respect her more for this, and her dishonest ones will be very very nervous. Isn't that something that all journalists ought to strive for? Sullivan lauded Marcy for being a journalist with a conscience -- which she is, but that's not the point here. The point is that Marcy is a journalist with a spine.
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On Tuesday, Mueller's team gave Paul Manafort the contents of Rick Gates' electronic devices for the first time. Yesterday, after receiving another large dump of evidence, Manafort asked to delay his July 25 trial.
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In Democracy Against Capitalism the Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood says that the driving force of capitalism is the urgent desire to accumulate more capital. As we know, and not just from Marx, capitalist only expends capital in the expectation…
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As part of writing this post, I confirmed for the first time that the prosecutor I spoke with regarding the Russian attack is not and never has been part of the Mueller team (among other things, I think that means Peter Strzok never got within…
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