Next year it will be twenty years on. A few minutes ago it was exactly 19 years to the minute. The first plane hit the North Tower at 8:46 am EST. We now suffer a 9/11 every couple of days in the US thanks to Trump's bungling of the Coronavirus…
In a complaint targeting the cryptocurrency work supporting Yevgeniy Prigozhin's trolling operation, the government may have provided evidence that two of his employees are transferring funds from official accounts into their own personal accounts.
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I began writing this in the Munich airport, waiting at a quiet, bright airport gate that was the liminal space between one life and another, between being mother, and being wife. My face was red and sore from wearing an n95 mask for 12 hours.…
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The Julian Assange prosecution presents risks to journalism. But none of those excuse shoddy journalism -- a failure to even consult the public, official record -- in support of his case. That's what Assange's first witness is planning to do.
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Multiple public records make it clear that the understanding the US government had about WikiLeaks changed after 2016, in large part arising out of investigations not predicated on journalistic activity. That has been left out of the debate about the dangers of his Julian Assange's extradition.
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Because the FBI has been so slow in implementing the rules the FISC imposed on their back door searches, we're likely to see more bad news about them when the reauthorization currently being prepared is released months from now.
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Hi there Trash Talk fans and fannettes, we are back. Personally, I think opening up B1G and SEC football is a declaration of pandemic war on society, especially in some seriously at high risk areas without the ICU resources to cover in a mass…
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WikiLeaks supporters like to claim the May 2019 superseding indictment against Assange uniquely threatens journalism by treating routine journalistic activities -- such as requesting sensitive information -- as part of a conspiracy to leak.*…
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In what appears to be Andrew Miller's FBI 302, the witness explains that he didn't know of one Stone associate via the name the Agents first asked about, but did know of the person under a different name.
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Mike Schmidt's publicity tour has set off a debate about what happened to the counterintelligence investigation into Trump back in 2017. A far more urgent question is what Bill Barr did to counterintelligence investigations implicating Trump this year.
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Manafort's ties with Russian intelligence (described in the Senate Intelligence Report) and his persistent efforts to communicate covertly from jail make Bill Barr's decision to release him to home confinement even less defensible.
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Bill Barr released a memo purporting to add to FISA oversight. There's nothing obviously offensive about this memo. But it would do little to prevent a repeat of the Carter Page problems. And it's not clear that it adds anything to the very real efforts to improve the FISA process at DOJ. Indeed, it may well be an effort to pre-empt more substantive concerns about the role of NSD (as opposed to FBI) in this process.
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