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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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