June 7, 2016 / by emptywheel

 

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The Trump Men and the Grand Jury Redactions

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emptywheel

There’s been a lot of discussion about why neither Don Sr nor Don Jr were hauled before Mueller’s grand jury. There’s been less discussion of the two redactions that hide explanations for why they weren’t.

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Mueller’s Language about “Collusion,” Coordination, and Conspiracy

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emptywheel

Mueller addresses the term “collusion” head on in his report. And he makes it very clear he’s not clearing Trump of collusion.

The Many Lies and Prevarications of Bill Barr

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emptywheel

Here’s the report. Use this thread to comment. (Here’s a searchable copy.)

Here’s a transcript of Bill Barr’s speech, once again spinning the Mueller Report. Effectively, what he did was pretend that “collusion” was the same thing as conspiracy,…

Three Things: Big Day, Big Top

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Rayne

It’s going to be a big day under the big top. Attorney General Bill Barr has planned quite the circus. But first, three things — this is an open thread.

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The Debate We May Be Having Tomorrow: If Trump Obstructed Justice to Hide Compromise by Russia, Could that Be a Crime?

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emptywheel

The one thing that is consistent with all the reporting on the Mueller Report thus far is that Trump obstructed justice to hide how badly he got manipulated by Russian spooks.

Our Lady of Paris

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Rayne

She is our lady, the Notre-Dame de Paris. She represents the better part of us even in flames.

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Manafort’s Federal Life Sentence Might Just Get Longer

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emptywheel

The government says it needs six months before it can consider revisiting the redactions in the Paul Manafort breach determination filings.

The Assange Complaint Was Filed the Day the UK Rejected Assange’s Diplomatic Status

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emptywheel

The affidavit and complaint regarding the Julian Assange indictment make it even more likely this prosecution was used to give UK a way to prevent Ecuador and Russia’s efforts to exfiltrate Assange in 2017.

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The Logistics of the Julian Assange Indictment

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emptywheel

Here’s what I think DOJ has planned for the Assange indictment.

The Dangers of the Julian Assange Indictment

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emptywheel

DOJ needlessly included core journalistic source protection activities in an indictment that actually charges something else, and as a result, has set off a panic about Julian Assange’s arrest.

[Photo: Emily Morter via Unsplash]

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You’re Fired (Undocumented Trump Worker): What Odd Timing

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Rayne

Trump org fired undocumented workers just in time for Trump to offer terms on DACA and TPS during the government shutdown negotiations. Is there really any separation between Trump and the Trump organization?

It’s Plane to See: A Plane with Assange or Another One? [Updated]

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Rayne

“…until the plane’s on the ground,” he said. Was it the plane with Assange on board? Or another plane yet to land?

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The Assange Indictment and The Rule of Specialty

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bmaz

Assange has been indicted. But for only one computer crime. What is the DOJ ups the ante with additional charges? Know the Rule of Specialty.

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The Facts: There Is No Crisis and No Emergency, Just Trump’s Campaign

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Rayne

Fact: The crisis at the border is a lie and the emergency is manufactured, based on the government’s data.
Fact: Trump is caging babies as part of his re-election campaign and the GOP endorses this.

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Trump’s Gone Full Jessep

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Rayne

Issuing illegal orders while “ranting and raving” that “border security is his issue” describes an out-of-control man during a narcissistic meltdown. The Nuremberg defense won’t work for those who obey these orders.

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The Strongbad Bite, Ack!: Kagan’s Neocon Hypocrisy

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Rayne

Imagine Robert Kagan’s recent op-ed on authoritarian strongmen as a cheesy, sweeping space opera.

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The Rwandan Genocide’s 25th Anniversary

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Rayne

We owe it to the Rwandans who died 25 years ago to learn something from the hateful madness which took them.

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