The Mass Migrations Caused by WWI

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Ed Walker
  The text for the next posts is Chapter 9 of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins Of Totalitarianism, titled "The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man". It’s a short chapter, 37 pages, and can be read as a stand-alone…
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David Weiss Claims to Have Plain Viewed Hunter Biden's Dick Pics for Years

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emptywheel
The way in which David Weiss plans to use data from stolen data against the son of the President is to claim that for FIVE YEARS he was accessing his dick pics based on Plain View access, and then mooted a suppression challenge by getting a last minute warrant.
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How Robert Hur Ghosted Joe Biden's Ghost Writer

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emptywheel
In his 388-page report, Robert Hur doesn't explain one of the most important details about why he invented a nonsense motive for Joe Biden to retain 2 folders of documents pertaining to Afghanistan in his garage: what led him to reach out to Joe Biden's ghost writer and when that happened.
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Rod Rosenstein's Baltimore Club of Men Gunning for the Bidens

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emptywheel
The group of men gunning for Joe Biden and his son -- all of whom have already engaged in questionable games -- have ties to Rod Rosenstein, who still seems to be trying to make it up to Trump for his role in appointing a Special Counsel. 
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Call and Response: Putin Demanded Greater Russia and Trump Agreed

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emptywheel
One day after Putin told Tucker Carlson he invaded Ukraine not because of NATO, but because of his commitment to pursue Greater Russia, Trump promised he'd help Putin pursue Greater Russia.
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Trash Talk: Today's Blowout Game

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Rayne
The score of today's game was mind-blowing. One could reasonably expect last year's champion to do well again this year but holy smokes -- go Ireland! This is an open thread.
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Robert Hur Complained about Biden Notes that Trump Almost Certainly Already Declassified

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emptywheel
Robert Hur licensed himself to rifle through Joe Biden's most personal thoughts by calling Biden's stacks of paper "notebooks" rather than "diaries." He then provided specific details about not just where to find the painful memories of his family struggles. But also one event that Trump has spent years trying to misrepresent. 
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Judge Mark Scarsi Refuses Accommodations That Trump's Judges Have Granted

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emptywheel
Even as Trump's judges provide extensions in his federal cases, Judge Mark Scarsi denied Hunter Biden a three week extension in his Los Angeles tax trial.
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Robert Hur's Box-Checking

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emptywheel
Before Robert Hur confessed that jurors who "are unwilling to read too much into Mr. Biden's brief aside" that Hur quoted out of context would never vote to convict Joe BIden, Hur went to ridiculous lengths trying to make something of a very weak "strongest case for criminal charges."
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Open Thread: Trump v. Anderson before SCOTUS

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Rayne
Feel free to discuss today's Trump v. Anderson oral arguments here but bring all your off-topic discussion to this open thread.
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Michael Bromwich Warns of Robert Hur Report Ahead of Release

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emptywheel
Ahead of the release of the Robert Hur report, Michael Bromwich has raised concerns that Hur is reporting consensual interviews without proper context.
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Seth DuCharme's Information Operation

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emptywheel
On how SDNY prosecuted Charles McGonigal without giving him a bunch of stuff he seemed to be fishing for.
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John Durham Feigns Totally Dumb about Russian "Collusion"

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emptywheel
During John Durham's testimony to Congress, he played dumb about how willingly Trump pursued Russian help.
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DC Circuit: Go Big and [in a Footnote] Go Blassingame!

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emptywheel
By producing a strong unanimous opinion in the Trump immunity claim,Judges Henderson, Pan, and Childs may have ended up producing the most expeditious result.
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Stop Treating Rule of Law Like a Magical Sparkle Pony and Get Busy

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emptywheel
Far too many Democrats have turned themselves into balls of quivering impotence by investing all their hope in guilty verdicts that might make beating Trump easy. They won't, and they never would. So stop wasting your time panicking about Karen Henderson and find something you can do that's productive.
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Hunter Biden's Delayed Email Access on the JPMI Laptop

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emptywheel
The laptop attributed to Hunter Biden deviated from the pattern established with his other replacement devices in one key way: He appears not to have logged into Google right away.
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Abbe Lowell Already Accused David Weiss of a Brady Violation

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emptywheel
Another piece of evidence showing that David Weiss never intended to charge Hunter Biden with gun crimes before Jim Jordan demanded he do so is that Weiss never provided something that would be Brady material before the failed plea deal.
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The December Warrant Shows David Weiss Wasn't Going to Charge Gun Crimes Until Trump Elicited Threats

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emptywheel
The mainstream news continues to ignore the evidence that David Weiss only decided to charge Hunter Biden with gun crimes after threats ginned up by Trump led him to fear for the safety of his family.
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