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Why Did WikiLeaks Publish the Turkish Emails?

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emptywheel
The FP shows that WikiLeaks refused to publish some Russian-related emails last summer. But a more interesting question than that gotcha may be why Wikileaks did publish some Turkish related emails.
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Rohrabacher Can't Remember Talking Assange Pardon with Trump But Is Sure Trump Wants Mind-Boggling Info from Julian Assange

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emptywheel
After Julian Assange issued another of his stern rebukes that only Julian Assange speaks for Julian Assange, Dana Rohrabacher got awfully forgetful about what he has already said to Trump.

Trump Takes 2 Hours to Call Vehicular Manslaughter Terrorism in Barcelona, Still Won't in Charlottesville

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emptywheel
Donald Trump called the vehicular manslaughter attack in Barcelona terrorism in two hours. He still hasn't called Saturday's attack terrorism.
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Dana Rohrabacher Brokering Deal for Man Publishing a CIA Exploit Every Week

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emptywheel
Dana Rohrabacher is, perhaps even as we speak, Julian Assange's proof he didn't work with Russians in releasing the DNC emails. Remarkably, none of the coverage on this mentions Assange's role in releasing a new CIA exploit each week.

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans Have No Excuse for Not Doing Something about White Supremacist Violence

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emptywheel
All told, 8 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have issued statements condemning Nazis, violence, or Trump's appeasement of the former. That means they have the numbers such that they have no excuse if they don't force DOJ to do something to address the issue.
[Photo: National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD via Wikimedia]

FBI Imagines Using Assessments to Recruit US Engineers for Insight onto Spying in Semiconductor Industry

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emptywheel
A scenario envisioned in the FBI DIOG's section on assessments closely matches the known circumstances of Temple Professor Xiaoxing Xi's case. That makes it even more likely that the emails used in the trumped up investigation against him were first identified off a back door search.

On the DreamHost Warrant

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emptywheel
Some thoughts on DOJ's demand for the search records of 1.3 million people who access a Donald Trump protest site.

Government Changes Its Tune about MalwareTech

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emptywheel
Whereas 10 days ago, the government suggested that Marcus Hutchins was a gun threat to the US, today they agreed to lift most restrictions on him, prohibiting him only from accessing the WannaCry sinkhole.

The Proxy Step Ignored in the NGP/VAN Analysis

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emptywheel
There's one step missing from the analysis from The Forensicator about NGP Van data released last September.
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Lawfare Disappears Democratic Support for Centrist Failures to Claim a "Sea-Change" because of Russia

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emptywheel
Lawfare just made the craziest argument: that the center-left is only now embracing the Intelligence Community.
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Three Times Donald Trump Treated Vehicular Manslaughter as Terrorism

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emptywheel
After vehicular manslaughter attacks in Nice, London, and Berlin, Trump called out terrorism. Not so the attack in Charlottesville.
[Photo: Jose Chavez via Unsplash]

Trash Talk: Watch This Space

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Rayne
For those of you not off camping or hiking or otherwise enjoying late summer outdoors, I'm slapping up a Trash Talk post to catch whatever you folks have to say about sports.
[Photo: National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD via Wikimedia]
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The 702 Compliance Reporting

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emptywheel
The compliance reports of 702 from immediately before the time upstream searches blew up in 2015 to 2016 showed problems, but nowhere near as much as were really there.

Marcus Hutchins, the Word of God

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emptywheel
In spite of reports that MalwareTech confessed to writing the Kronos malware, what the government actually now claims is that he confess to writing (some of the?) code that became the Kronos malware.
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Report from North Carolina Makes Reality Winner Leak Far More Important

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emptywheel
Reality Winner's leak of an NSA report on the hack of VR Systems has now led to an investigation of election irregularities. But she won't be able to raise that at trial.

In Bid to Help Trump, John Dowd Suggests Manafort Raid Could Do Real Damage to the President

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emptywheel
In an attempt to suggest the raid of Paul Manafort's house threatens the President, Trump lawyer John Dowd raises new questions about his coordination with Manafort (and Flynn's) lawyers.
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The Nine-Minute Gap [UPDATE-2]

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Rayne
Consider yourself warned: this won't be a very long post. It's about three particular tweets. NOTE THE UPDATES AT BOTTOM.
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Three Things: Non-Nuclear Proliferation

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Rayne
We'll still have to deal with broken economy, more Legionnaires disease cases, and Disney's recalcitrance on protecting kids if the planet isn't blown up over a stupid tweet or two. This is an open thread.

As News of Raid Breaks, National Enquirer Discovers Manafort's Long-Reported Mistress

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emptywheel
At the same time as news of an FBI search on Paul Manafort's home, the National Enquirer has seen fit to make a stink of a long-reported Paul Manafort mistress.