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Robert Mueller Insinuates Andrew Weissmann Had Incomplete Information

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emptywheel
I've started reading Andrew Weissmann's book. I'm sure I'll have a review of it one day, like I one day will finally do the post explaining why I think Peter Strzok's book came 6 months or maybe a year too late. But for the moment, I want…
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Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, and Mike Lee Exhibit Utter Ignorance about FBI Certification on FISA Applications

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emptywheel
In today's hearing on FISA reform, Republican Senators 19 times treated Igor Danchenko in precisely the way -- or worse -- than the way they claim Carter Page was mistreated. And five Republican Senators -- including Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham and FISA expert Mike Lee -- betrayed zero familiarity with what the FBI declaration in a FISA application entails.
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The Proud Boys Have Already Been Used to Intimidate Those Holding Trump Accountable -- and Bill Barr Has Protected Them

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emptywheel
Trump's invocation of the Proud Boys is no idle threat. The Proud Boys have already been used to intimidate those holding Donald Trump accountable. 
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2020 Presidential Debates: Station Hope [UPDATE-1]

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Rayne
Here's a dedicated presidential debate post so emptywheel community members can hash out the first of three presidential debates.
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On a Key Issue in Mike Flynn's Case -- which FBI Agent to Believe -- DOJ Argued against DOJ

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emptywheel
In a marathon hearing in the Mike Flynn case, Hashim Mooppan and Ken Kohl couldn't actually agree on which FBI Agent they wanted to believe -- the ones who said Flynn was a good liar, or the one who said Flynn clearly lied.
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DOJ Adopts a Third Way of Dating Undated Notes

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emptywheel
Counting the most recent batch, DOJ has now used at least two and probably three different methods to add their own dates to exhibits in their attempt to blow up Mike Flynn's prosecution.
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DOJ's NSL Report Proves that William Barnett Misrepresented the Evidence Implicating Mike Flynn

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emptywheel
According to an NSL summary released by DOJ this week, Mike Flynn had at least four phone lines during the period when he was secretly reaching out to the Russian Ambassador. Those phone lines make his lies about coordinating his sanctions messaging far more damning.
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DOJ [or Flynn's Team] Altered an Exhibit in the Mike Flynn Case to Support a False Smear of Joe Biden

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emptywheel
The reason it matters that DOJ altered Peter Strzok's notes is because the annotation supports a false claim against Joe Biden.
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In Letter Confirming DOJ Altered Peter Strzok's Notes, His Lawyer Identifies Additional Privacy Act Violations

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emptywheel
Not only did Peter Strzok's lawyer confirm what I had observed -- that DOJ altered some Peter Strzok notes, in part, to implicate Joe Biden -- but also that DOJ just committed new Privacy Act violations against his client.
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Roger Stone Demanded Lists from Rick Gates at Least Nine Times During the 2016 Election

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emptywheel
In 2016, Roger Stone kept asking Rick Gates -- the same guy who was sending Konstantin Kilimnik polling data starting in April -- to send him "lists."
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Leaks on Top of Leaks Related to Roger Stone

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emptywheel
A secret investigation into yet more witness intimidation from people associated with Roger Stone magically got revealed on PACER.
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In His 302, William Barnett Admitted to Saving Trump [While Ignoring at Least Four Pieces of Evidence Implicating Him]

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emptywheel
In his 302, William Barnett claims single-handed credit for preventing the Mueller team from concluding that Donald Trump had ordered Mike Flynn to undermine sanctions. He may be right. That's why it's so important that he claims to be unaware of at least four pieces of public evidence to the contrary.
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The Jeffrey Jensen "Investigation:" Post-It Notes and Other Irregularities

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emptywheel
The irregularities in the Jeffrey Jensen doesn't undermine whatever evidentiary claim they're trying to make. But it is a testament to what an amateur attempt at propaganda all this is.
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The Frothy Right Finally Finds a Counterintelligence Investigation They Love!!!

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emptywheel
The FBI counterintelligence steps used with Christopher Steele primary subsource Igor Danchenko are the same ones that the frothy right loathes when applied to Trump associates.
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Sidney Powell Accuses William Barnett of Committing "Outrageous, Deliberate Misconduct" and Kenneth Kohl Hides Evidence that Brandon Van Grack Did Not

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emptywheel
In her filing last night, Sidney Powell accused William Barnett of abuse and the submitted evidence that Jeffrey Jensen was engaged in abuse.
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Billy Barr Releases 302 that Proves View of Pro Mike Flynn Agent Held Sway in Mueller Report Conclusions

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emptywheel
Billy Barr just provided evidence that the only witness who will corroborate their claims that Flynn was railroaded, actually provided evidence that he wasn't, even while remaining silent about several key pieces of evidence against Flynn.
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Why a Clinton Foundation/Crossfire Hurricane Comparison Might Backfire

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emptywheel
John Durham is comparing how the Clinton Foundation and Crossfire Hurricane investigations worked. While the use of oppo research to take investigative steps may not compare favorably to the Russian investigation, the leaking and biased FBI Agents might look Crossfire Hurricane look far more professional if he continues down this path.
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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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