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"A Digital Pearl Harbor:" The Ways in Which the Vault 7 Leak Could Have Compromised US and British Assets' Identities

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emptywheel
WikiLeaks would like to believe that nothing happened after 2013 that would change DOJ's understanding of those earlier exposures of US (and British) assets.  But the very same Mike Pompeo speech that they've all been citing explained precisely what changed. The US government had a different understanding of WikiLeaks' facilitation of the exposure of its assets identities.
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The Still-Secret Cultivation of Alex Jones by Guccifer 2.0

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emptywheel
The SSCI Report on Russia treats a passage on Guccifer 2.0's outreach to Roger Stone buddy Alex Jones to be still classified.
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A Month after Trump Learned that Mueller Knew of the Pardon Deal, Cassandra Fairbanks Learned the Pardon Was Off

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emptywheel
In an attempt to help Julian Assange, former Russian propagandist Cassandra Fairbanks just gave a sworn statement about how she ferried non-public information to Assange.
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Randy Credico Refuses to Answer Whether Roger Stone Called Him about an Assange Pardon on November 9, 2016

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emptywheel
Randy Credico refuses to deny that Roger Stone set about getting Assange a pardon immediately after the election.
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Wherein WikiLeaks Brags about Entertaining a Pardon Dangle from a Suspected Russian Asset and a White Supremacist

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emptywheel
For some reason, Julian Assange's lawyer thought it would help his case to testify about just one of the four pardon pitches -- all involving Russia -- made for Julian Assange since he helped authoritarian Donald Trump become President.
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Really Big Girl

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bmaz
Yeah, she was that and everything. RBG became a thing, not just in hip hop, but popular culture. And she earned every ounce of it. I once knew Sandra Day. Was she as much of a hero, especially to progressives that I would rather associate…
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The Closed Mueller Investigations: Erik Prince Skates on the Seychelles

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emptywheel
The biggest surprise among the things DOJ doesn't think need to be redacted anymore in the Mueller Report is a warrant for Erik Prince's cell location data.
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After Bill Barr Minimized Roger Stone's Threat against Amy Berman Jackson, Emmet Sullivan Got Threatened by a Mike Flynn Supporter

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emptywheel
After Bill Barr treated Roger Stone's threats against Amy Berman JAckson as a technicality, a Mike Flynn backer allegedly threatened to assassinate Emmet Sullivan.
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"The Buck Stops at the Top:" In January, Bill Barr's DOJ Decided the Correct Decision Was to Send Mike Flynn to Prison

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emptywheel
Bill Barr says the buck stops with him. And yet, he has reneged on a key decision his DOJ approved in January, to send Mike Flynn to prison.
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Bill Barr Defended Yevgeniy Prigozhin Last Night

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emptywheel
While Barr didn't say it explicitly, the logic of his complaint, in a screen about the Mueller investigation, that prosecutors are applying hyper-aggressive theories of law is a defense of Yevgeniy Prigozhin.
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Bill Barr's Screed Is About Mike Flynn, Nora Dannehy, and Robert Mueller

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emptywheel
Bill Barr's screed was a comment on the prosecutions of Trump's flunkies who tried to cover up their involvement in Russia's effort to steal the 2016 election.
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In at Least One Interview, Paul Manafort Was Not Asked How Stone Planned to Save Trump's Ass

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emptywheel
Paul Manafort probably lied about discussing with Roger Stone how to cover up their activities from July and August 2016. That's why I find it so interesting that Manafort didn't offer up the most damning conversation, where Stone pitched how they would save Trump's ass.
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Paul Manafort's Claims about WikiLeaks in His September 13, 2018 Interview

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emptywheel
This post tries to capture the Stone/WikiLeaks/Jared Kushner related information that was protected as part of an ongoing investigation on January 2, 2020, but released as part of the SSCI Report.
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Snowden Lies about Outreach about a Pardon and Puts a Target on Daniel Everette Hale's Back

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emptywheel
In which Snowden lies about the direct ask for a pardon made on his behalf three hours earlier.
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HHS Propgandist Michael Caputo Is the Rat-Fucker's Protégé

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emptywheel
Michael Caputo, who has been inventing a false reality in which Donald Trump managed COVID well, is Roger Stone's protégé.
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Beware DOJ Inspectors General Bearing Investigations, Aaron Zelinsky Edition

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emptywheel
DOJ IG Michael Horowitz has a habit of finding error or lies from Trump critics, even when given abundant evidence that DOJ has been politicized beyond belief. And particularly given restrictions on what he can investigate, there's little change his investigation into the Roger Stone sentencing will be any different.
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Catherine Herridge Attempts to Relaunch Bullshit Conspiracies Answered by Peter Strzok's Book

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emptywheel
In his book, Peter Strzok offers a fairly compelling account of how the Crossfire Hurricane investigation got opened and why it then included four of Trump's flunkies. That may make it harder -- for both Republican propagandists and John Durham's investigators -- to continue chasing the same questions.
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"Was Wiped:" A Grammar Lesson for the Frothers

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emptywheel
The latest fake scandal that Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are unleashing has to do with the Mueller team's attempt -- not entirely successful but far beyond DOJ requirements -- to document every personal text sent from team members' Mueller-issued phones.
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The Minh Quang Pham Precedent to the Julian Assange Extradition

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emptywheel
WikiLeaks supporters say that extradition of Julian Assange to the United States threatens journalism. That is true. They also say that his extradition would be unprecedented. I believe that's true too, with respect to the Espionage Act. But…
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