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Derek Chauvin Verdict

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bmaz
OJ aside, a verdict coming this soon is often, if not usually, a tell. While we do not yet know what it is, this is a thread to discuss it.

Last Month, Baked Alaska Got to Ditch His Ankle Bracelet

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emptywheel
Nazi sympathizer Anthime Gionet, AKA Baked Alaska, got the government to let him ditch his ankle bracelet even as the two sides try to find some deal to end the prosecution.

Democratic Values In Practice

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Ed Walker
The individual is formed by the community and contributes back to it. We all flourish together.

Why DOJ Isn't Making Plea Deals: The Delayed Obstruction and Even More Delayed Assault Charge against Patrick Montgomery

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emptywheel
It seemed that Patrick Montgomery, among the first people to be arrested and charged by information, was facing garden variety trespassing charges. Until the obstruction and assault charges and a good buddy of his got added in an indictment.

Updated List of January 6 Assault Defendants

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emptywheel
As of today there are almost 70 defendants charged with some kind of assault on cops on January 6, with at least twice as many suspects at large.

Two One-Time Devin Nunes Flunkies Under Investigation for Leaks

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emptywheel
In an interview with Aaron Maté, Kash Patel stated with confidence that the substance of a meeting he had in an effort to free Austin Tice got back to Bashar al-Assad. That may be why DOJ is investigating whether he leaked classified information.

The US Government Accuses Roger Stone of Rat-Fucking the IRS

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emptywheel
After Roger Stone got indicted, the government alleges in a lawsuit, Stone and his wife tried to hide their funds from the IRS.

Jon Schaffer's Plea Deal Brands Premeditated Use of Force with the Oath Keeper Brand

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emptywheel
Jon Schaffer's plea agreement brands the pre-meditated use of force with the Oath Keeper brand.

Tables Flipped: With Cooperation Agreement, Oath Keeper Jon Schaffer Will Get Protection from US Marshals

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emptywheel
There are a lot of interesting legal details to Oath Keeper Jon Schaffer's decision to plea guilty. But the most ironic is that Schaffer--who on January 5 was part of Roger Stone's security detail--will be provided witness protection by the US government.
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Avril Haines Committed to Reviewing Past Redactions of Intelligence on Russia's Support for Trump

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emptywheel
The confirmation that Konstantin Kilimnik shared polling data with Russian intelligence may portend new declassifications of the stuff the Trump Administration hid in last year's SSCI Report.
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Treasury States as Fact that Konstantin Kilimnik Shared Polling Data with Russian Intelligence

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emptywheel
DOJ has grown more certain about what Konstantin Kilimnik did in 2016. That could be bad news for Paul Manafort.
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Christopher Quaglin: Illuminating the Gaps in the January 6 Panopticon

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emptywheel
The January 6 insurrection was one of the most filmed events in history. It was tracked in damning detail across a range of social media platforms. But even with a notably dressed, prolific user of social media like Christopher Quaglin, there are gaps in that panopticon.
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3 Things: Myths of Overnight Success, Herd Immunity, and COVID-19 Vaccine

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Rayne
Too many people are dragging their feet getting a COVID-19 vaccine, some actively refusing to get vaccinated. Will we ever stop the spread of COVID if the hesitant and resistant continue to heed to misinfo and disinfo?

Three April 9 Arrests: Arresting Your Way to Evidence Collection

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emptywheel
Three men the government arrested on Friday all took video of key investigative locations from the January 6 insurrection.
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Daniel Hale, Citizenfive

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emptywheel
By getting drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to admit he authored a chapter in The Intercept's book based off his leaks, the government made a tie between him and Snowden far more explicit.

Anatomy of a Potential January 6 Cooperation Agreement

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emptywheel
A filing pertaining to Jon Schaffer, which was supposed to be sealed, provides insight on how prosecutors are handling potential cooperation agreements in the January 6 investigation.

How Did the Proud Boys Have Better Lines of Communication about National Guard Reinforcements than the National Guard Did?

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emptywheel
Somehow, it seems, Proud Boy Charles Donohoe knew that the National Guard was coming to reinforce the Capitol before DC Guard Commander General Walker. Somehow, it seems, the militias assaulting the Capitol on January 6 had better lines of communication than the US Department of Defense.

Politico Claims It Embarrasses Joe Biden that Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Merits Little or No Jail Time

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emptywheel
Politico suggests Joe Biden will be embarrassed when non-violent January 6 trespassers get treated as the misdemeanor offenders they are. That's an accusation blaming him for the poor job journalists have done to explain the diversity of defendants charged for crimes committed on January 6.
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DOJ Arresting Their Way to Clarity on Joe Biggs' Two Breaches of the Capitol

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emptywheel
In recent weeks, the government arrested two of the guys who breached the Capitol twice, on two different sides, along with Joe Biggs.
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