Whatever the outcome of the predicted Mueller report next week, by doing it in the window where Rod Rosenstein is still supervising the investigation but William Barr is in place should vouch for the legitimacy of the decision.
In the wake of Andrew McCabe’s book publication, Trump wants to treat his investigation as a case of contested claims of betrayal. But the judges who have reviewed the record have used striking language to indicate that Trump’s aides, not Mueller’s team, betrayed their country.
In Marcus Hutchins’ case, JP Stadtmueller seems to have read this appropriately for what it is, the government effort to use any means available to punish Hutchins for being unable or unwilling to become the FBI’s informant solely because he came to their attention for killing WannaCry.
The filing explaining why Roger Stone got assigned the same judge as the GRU defendants describes how his communications got picked up in “several” accounts used to transfer or promote the stolen DNC emails. He will get a sealed description of which ones those are.
In a story at least partly focusing on the government’s use of solitary confinement against Maria Butina, James Bamford remains remarkably silent about his role in getting her thrown back into solitary.