https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Screen-Shot-2022-01-20-at-7.28.27-PM.png8421174emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2022-01-27 07:23:452022-01-27 07:23:45Brandon Straka Assures MAGAts That He Didn’t Share Evidence of Any Pre-January 6 Crimes
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The claim that part of Russia's plans with Ukraine are akin to the plans that Paul Manafort got involved with in 2016 -- to place a Russian-backed puppet in charge -- reminds us of the ties between Ukraine and that earlier Russian attack.
Among the things John Durham didn't know for accusing Michael Sussmann of criminal intent when sharing an anonymous tip from Rdoney Joffe about weird forensic data is that in the period under investigation, Michael Sussmann shared another anonymous tip from Joffe about weird forensic data.
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If you believe that Trump's actions played a central role in the insurrection -- if you believe that the violent mob mobilized on January 6 was an important part of plans hatched at the Willard Hotel -- then creating a separate investigation to investigate Trump does nothing but remove him from his liability in crimes already charged as sedition.
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In a letter inviting Ivanka to testify voluntarily to the January 6 Select Committee, Bennie Thompson very subtly said two things: Trump entered into an agreement with leaders of multiple conspiracies to engage in violence on January 6, and unless Ivanka turned over all her White House records to the National Archives as required by the Presidential Records Act, so did she.
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It's difficult to tell what really went down with the Brandon Straka plea.
That's because -- as laid out here -- the government seems to have realized that Straka had been less than forthright in interviews, in which he was deemed cooperative…
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Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin wants DOJ to provide him records that should be stored as part of Trump's records at the National Archives. If Judge Trevor McFadden were to order DOJ to start searching through Trump's presidential records for January 6 evidence, Griffin may regret asking.
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One thing the structure of the sedition indictment did was hide the current state of understanding about the back-and-forth between the Oath Keepers and those at the Willard the day of the attack. Even as it did that, there are hints of other interlocutors of the Oath Keepers.
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