https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/GND-Image-Chicago-Sunrise.jpg15362048Ed Walkerhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngEd Walker2019-05-21 05:44:512019-05-21 05:44:51The Politics Of The Green New Deal: Conclusion
Contrary to what a lot of people assume, most of the redactions of the Mueller Report are quite reasonable, though how Barr talks about them minimizes the lying and obstruction of Trump's people. The exception are the redactions that hide Trump's personal role in exploiting the WikiLeaks releases. These descriptions go to the heart of why Trump obstructed this investigation.
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There's been a lot of attention to Konstantin Kilimnik's descriptions in the Mueller Report. There's been less focus on the meeting that Viktor Boyarkin, who set up a January 2017 meeting with Paul Manafort to recreate the old friendship he had with Oleg Deripaska, set up.
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For a guy supposedly cooperating with Mueller, Mike Flynn forgot an interesting effort to ensure he spoke with the right Russian. Maybe that's why he was cheering Mueller's biggest critics as the same time as claiming to cooperate.
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According to comments Bill Barr made in SJC testimony on May 1, he opened an investigation into the genesis of the Russian investigation because he believes the surveillance used in the early days of the investigation was "anemic" given how serious the threat was.
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Trump refused to answer whether he discussed a pardon for Julian Assange. The Mike Flynn cooperation memo shows that Flynn was involved in discussions with top campaign officials about reaching out to WikiLeaks after WikiLeaks helped Trump win.
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Trump's lies to Mueller are perhaps best documented as they pertain to WikiLeaks. Using Gates as a witness at Stone's trial will make the trial an exhibition of the President's lies as much as those of his rat-fucker.
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There was a bit of drama and excitement that went down in the middle of the night. The Swedish Prosecution Authority has officially reopened the case against Assange on the remaining rape allegation. Here is the official statement:
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In a frivolous pair of motions, Roger Stone is going after CrowdStrike's analysis of the Russian hack. In the first, he demands full unredacted copies of CrowdStrike's reports on the hacks. He bases that demand on a claim the CrowdStrike reports…
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For some reason, Mueller did not hold Mike Flynn responsible for -- at a time when he was under active counterintelligence investigation for his ties to Russia -- undercutting the official policy of the US on punishing Russia for its election year attack. I wonder whether the any counterintelligence interviews may explain why.
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