The timeline laid out in the GRU indictment adds one more channel via which Russians may have learned that the Democrats had hired Christopher Steele to collect HUMINT on Russia's support for Trump: via stolen emails.
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The GRU indictment suggests a division of labor between the two GRU units cited in the hack: Unit 26165 did the technical hacking, whereas Unit 74455 did the information operations. If that division of labor holds, it suggests the hacks of State Boards of Election and VR Systems in the days before the November 2016 election, which were done by Unit 74455, may have been designed as propaganda.
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Ron DeSantis has not yet joined in the effort to impeach Rod Rosenstein. That suggests that even someone whose immediate electoral prospects depend on the vocal support of Donald Trump thinks doing so will be an electoral plus.
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Oh great, 412 pages to read, crazy-pants interview to watch, Twitter threads and blog posts to peruse, and now a timeline to check. Damn you, Page -- as if I had nothing better to do this week. This is an open thread.
Now that the release of the Carter Page FISA application has demonstrated DOJ claims of national security damage is overblown, maybe Keith Gartenlaub will have the opportunity to review his own FISA application.
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I think the problems with the Steele dossier and how the FBI used it are probably the biggest reason why FBI hasn't put all the evidence they have showing Carter Page was happy to work for the Russians in an indictment.
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It's interesting how certain narratives are pushed when tensions rise. But are they really theories or conditioning? What other conditioning might happen if media infrastructure changed? This is an open thread.
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The redacted sections of Amy Berman Jackson's order ruling the search of Paul Manafort's condo proper strongly suggest she used the June 9 meeting as one basis to permit the government to keep Manafort's iPods.
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