This morning, I did a post showing how Rob Goldstone's story about the June 9 Trump Tower meeting that he plans to tell the Mueller inquiry compared with the three times one-time Trump lawyer and current Aras Agalarov lawyer telegraphed testimony…
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In his contemptuous response to Dianne Feinstein's request that he actually comply with the Senate Judiciary Committee's earlier request for documents, Jared Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, says things that make it clear the Intelligence Committee investigations into Russian tampering with the election are totally inadequate.
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Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee have introduced their version of Section 702 reauthorization, which like HJC they also call USA Liberty and like that bill doesn't improve liberty. For convenience and because I refuse to use Orwellian terms to whitewash…
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The NSA sent out a touchy-feely description of what it claims is the impact of 702 on the "average" American, complete with a shiny new picture making NSA look small and cuddly. But the piece is pretty deceitful.
In response to last week's WSJ story on Mike Flynn's sustained discussions about helping Turkey kidnap Fethullah Gulen, I suggested the far more interesting detail was his involvement in brokering a deal for Reza Zarrab, a Turk accused of laundering…
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The 702 Bill Report makes it clear that (as I suspected) Ron Wyden is concerned the government will (or, more likely, already has) used the technical assistance provision in Section 702 to force providers to back door encryption.
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The Senate Intelligence Committee report on its version of Section 702 "reform" is out. It makes it clear that my concerns raised here and here are merited.
In this post, I'll examine what the report -- particularly taken in conjunction with…
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Julia Ioffe has a big scoop on the content of DMs between Don Jr and WikiLeaks turned over to Congress (unless it came indirectly from Don Jr, as it may have, it's another inappropriate leak that will discredit whatever source turned them over).
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On October 18, Attorney General Jeff Sessions couldn't recall whether he had discussed emails with any Russian officials. Perhaps recent reporting on emails between George Papadopoulos and Sessions' aide Stephen Miller will refresh his memory in time for tomorrow's HJC hearing.
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It is 2017 and here we are. Yep, the greatest country ever. The face of humanity. Elected leaders won't even admit global warming, much less try to fix it. Hell, they don't even want the gays to have wedding cakes. "Creative" book schemers like…
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