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Should Trump Run: Don McGahn Has Been Covering for Roger Stone's Pro-Trump Rat-Fucking for Seven Years

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In 2012, Don McGahn protected one of Roger Stone's pro-Trump rat-fuckeries, Should Trump Run. He probably never stopped protecting Stone's rat-fucking.
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Why Would Don McGahn (and His Lawyer) Cooperate in a Piece Claiming He Cooperated with Mueller (on Obstruction)?

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Don McGahn and his lawyer might want you to believe they fucked up the White House counseling of their job if in fact McGahn fucked up the campaign finance side, which would more immediately lead to a conspiracy indictment.
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The NYT's Latest McGahnObstructAPalooza: Sometimes "Cooperation" Is Just Cover Your Ass

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Maggie and Mike write a long piece spinning what appears to be Don McGahn's CYA as "cooperation," all the while ignoring the conspiracy investigation, yet again.
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Sometimes a Plea Is Just a Plea: The Ongoing Criminal Exposure of Mueller's "Cooperating" Witnesses

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emptywheel
The sentencing memorandum in George Papadopoulos' case demonstrates that the plea deals for everyone but Rick Gates aren't as generous as often made out.
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Government Claims George Papadopoulos Helped Joseph Mifsud Get Away

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emptywheel
The government is letting Papadopoulos off easy, with a call for some prison sentence and for him to lose the money he got from a suspected Israeli spy.
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The Epistemology of Security Clearance Dick-Waving

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emptywheel
Richard Burr suggests only he and Mueller have access to the knowledge to decide whether Trump conspired with Russians to get elected. In doing so, he discredits the one congressional investigation that has thus far avoided partisan dysfunction.
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Andrew Miller's Five Month Stall Leads to a Six Month Investigation of Roger Stone

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emptywheel
By the time the DC Circuit hears his challenge to a subpoena to give testimony to Robert Mueller's grand jury, Roger Stone aide Andrew Miller will have been stalling for five months.
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If You Have Rick Gates (and Omarosa) You Don't Need George Papadopoulos

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emptywheel
Chuck Ross and Victoria Toensing are about to lead the Papadopouloses to contemplate something insanely stupid.
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What Roger Stone's Latest Lies Tell Us about Mueller's Investigation into Him

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emptywheel
Roger Stone may be a liar. But his piece on the investigation into him is more informative than the week-end's NYT puff piece.
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The Dossier as Disinformation: Why It Would Matter

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emptywheel
When I suggest the Steele dossier may include a significant amount of disinformation, people not only don't believe that's possible, but claim there would be no point. Here's what the point would be.
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Mirror Mikey on the Wall

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emptywheel
Wherein Mike Schmidt demonstrates his own lack of self-awareness in a tweet about Trump's lack of self-awareness.
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Like a Rat-Fucking Stone: Russians and Roger Reading from the Same Voter Suppression Script

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emptywheel
The Roger Stone SuperPACs that Mueller is investigated engaged in voter suppression that closely paralleled Russian voter suppression efforts in 2016.
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The Sealed Sidebar: Kevin Downing's Attempt to Share Information on the Case in Chief Fails

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emptywheel
On Tuesday, Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing tried to use the cross-examination of Rick Gates to release information about Meuller's case in chief.
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Oleg Deripaska Probably Fed Both Parties Dirt in 2016 Election

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emptywheel
Some communications records shared with Congress and leaked to right wing scribes add to the evidence that Oleg Deripaska was squarely in the middle of dealing disinformation in the Steele dossier.
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Goldstone's Bare Facts: Attorney, Damaging Information, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Useful to the Trumps

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emptywheel
Rob Goldstone is right: he just did what we was told to do in inviting Don Jr to enter a conspiracy to violate election law. And the formula Emin Agalarov gave him to make that invitation included all the details needed to lay out receipts of the crime.
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August 2016: When Paulie's Panic Set In

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emptywheel
In August 2016, Paul Manafort was facing financial ruin and at least one blackmail attempt. What kind of desperate things might he have done to stave off ruin?
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Trump Tweets a Confession, Then Sekulow Admits His Client Has Been Lying about His Involvement

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emptywheel
Maybe the President and his lawyers think the best way to avoid an interview with Robert Mueller is to confess to everything before noon on Sunday morning? Because between Trump's tweets and Jay Sekulow's TV appearance, they just confessed to conspiring with Russia.
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