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Daniel Hale, Citizenfive

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emptywheel
By getting drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to admit he authored a chapter in The Intercept's book based off his leaks, the government made a tie between him and Snowden far more explicit.

Anatomy of a Potential January 6 Cooperation Agreement

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emptywheel
A filing pertaining to Jon Schaffer, which was supposed to be sealed, provides insight on how prosecutors are handling potential cooperation agreements in the January 6 investigation.

How Did the Proud Boys Have Better Lines of Communication about National Guard Reinforcements than the National Guard Did?

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emptywheel
Somehow, it seems, Proud Boy Charles Donohoe knew that the National Guard was coming to reinforce the Capitol before DC Guard Commander General Walker. Somehow, it seems, the militias assaulting the Capitol on January 6 had better lines of communication than the US Department of Defense.

Politico Claims It Embarrasses Joe Biden that Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Merits Little or No Jail Time

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emptywheel
Politico suggests Joe Biden will be embarrassed when non-violent January 6 trespassers get treated as the misdemeanor offenders they are. That's an accusation blaming him for the poor job journalists have done to explain the diversity of defendants charged for crimes committed on January 6.
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DOJ Arresting Their Way to Clarity on Joe Biggs' Two Breaches of the Capitol

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emptywheel
In recent weeks, the government arrested two of the guys who breached the Capitol twice, on two different sides, along with Joe Biggs.

The Grand Theft Golf Cart Conspiracy: DOJ Backed Off Charges against Roberto Minuta

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emptywheel
When it added Roberto Minuta to the ever-expanding Oath Keepers conspiracy indictment yesterday, the government backed off several charges they could have charged the Oath Keeper with.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Irishman

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bmaz
The stupidity of "Brexit" has been obvious from the start. Not just BoJo, but the whole thing. And, yet, here the EU and world are. There are things that are legend and built into the UK DNA, and one of them is their quintessential spy teller, John le Carre. He objected!
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The F1 Circus Begins Again, and RIP To A Friend

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bmaz
F1 ought not be in the homes of authoritarian despots in places like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. They are there on the 2021 calendar nevertheless. And away we go with the 2021 season starting in Bahrain.

The Port Huron Statement

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Ed Walker
The New Left was influenced by John Dewey's ideas.

Zip Tie Guy Eric Munchel Gets a Second Chance at Release

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emptywheel
Zip Tie Guy Eric Munchel and his mom with get another shot at pre-trial release. Along the way, the DC Circuit laid out some more guidelines for detention reviews for January 6 defendants.
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Days after an Oath Keeper Event with Roger Stone, Kelly Meggs Described Having "Organized an Alliance" with the Proud Boys

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emptywheel
On December 14, Connie Meggs and Graydon Young "provided security" for Roger Stone at a Stop the Steal rally in Florida. Days later, Meggs' spouse described having "organized an alliance" with the Proud Boys.
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Were Proud Boys Using Livestream for Command and Control ... and Other Operational Questions

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emptywheel
Proud Boy and former Army Captain Gabriel Garcia, whom the government describes as entering the Capitol in conjunction with Dominic Pezzola, was livestreaming from the insurrection providing tactically useful information. Was someone using that for command and control?

There Were 60 Proud Boy "Boots on the Ground" on January 6; Around 23 Have Been Arrested

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emptywheel
According to an indictment unsealed this week, there were over 60 participants on a Telegram channel created on January 5 to coordinate the Proud Boys' actions relating to the insurrection. Around 40 may still be at large.
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The State of the Five Now-Intersecting January 6 Militia Conspiracies

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emptywheel
The Oath Keeper and Proud Boy conspiracies just started intersecting in the indictment charging the Proud Boy leaders.
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How to Arrest Someone (Almost) Entirely Off Social Media

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emptywheel
The FBI arrested an innocuous Ohio couple almost entirely off their social media activity on January 6.

86 Minutes: Two Arrests Thwarted and Three Cops Disabled by "Bear Shit"

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emptywheel
In the 86 minutes after Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund first asked the National Guard for help on January 6, police had to release two violent rioters -- Hunter Ehmke and Mark Ponder -- rather than arrest them, and Brian Sicknick got sprayed with the "bear shit" that may have led to his death.
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675 Days In, the Durham Investigation Has Lasted Longer than the Mueller Investigation

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emptywheel
As of today, the Durham investigation has continued longer than the Mueller investigation.
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News from the Election Front: Russia Attacked Joe Biden Through "Prominent US Individuals, Some of Whom Were Close to Former President Trump"

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emptywheel
The Intelligence Report on foreign interference in the 2020 election--which finds that Russia tried to attack Joe Biden--might as well have named Rudy Giuliani personally.
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