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The Two New Material Errors Are the News from the IG Report on Woods File Errors

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emptywheel
DOJ IG released another of its reports on FISA, showing that for 2.6% of FISA applications, the FBI didn't have any Woods file attesting to the accuracy of discrete factual claims in the application. But while the report shows far more substantive issues that need to be addressed with the FISA process, it doesn't acknowledge that those substantive issues are more important to the integrity of the process than Woods files.
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Live Thread: U.S. Senate Commerce Hearing with Facebook Whistleblower [UPDATE-5]

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Rayne
The Senate Commerce Committee is conducting a hearing right now; Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is currently testifying before the committee.
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David Judd Claims He's Not Being Treated as Well as the Teenager Who Got Murdered

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emptywheel
In the second bid by a January 6 defendant to claim he's being selectively prosecuted, David Judd claims that he's being treated unfairly because, unlike Portland rioter Isaiah Maza Jr, his charges weren't dismissed after he got murdered.
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There Is Going To Be A Game Tonight

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bmaz
Some former New England Patriot QB is going back to Foxbvorough. No, it is not Jacoby Brissett. It's the other guy. Gronk is out with fractured ribs, which really sucks. But Antonio Brown is back from Covid, the Bucs are not without weapons…
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In Indictment Accusing Michael Sussmann of Hiding Details about Researchers, John Durham Hid Details about Researchers

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emptywheel
John Durham says it is a crime to lie about the researchers who did the Alfa Bank research in an effort to launch an investigation. And yet, the available evidence suggests he did just that.
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WikiLeaks' Intent in Publishing (and Not Publishing) CIA's Hacking Tools Was To Wreck the Agency

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emptywheel
One of several things missing from Yahoo's clickbait story about the things CIA was not permitted to do in the wake of learning its hacking tools had been stolen is that WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden flee with the specific intent of inspiring someone like Joshua Schulte, the alleged Vault 7 leaker, to steal those files with the goal of "wrecking" the CIA. 
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Alex Jones Used the Promise of a Permit and a Stage to Lure Hundreds to the East Steps

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emptywheel
Ali Alexander used some front organizations to obtain a permit for (among other places) the East side of the Capitol, where he put up a stage. The permit and the stage were the excuse Alex Jones used to lure hundreds of people to the East side of the Capitol. But he brought them to the steps, where many of them breached the building from a second front.
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Zach Rehl's Subpoena for Port-a-John Details from the Non-Existent One Nation Under God

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emptywheel
Zach Rehl wants the permit that shows Ali Alexander's people created fake organizations under whose names to obtain permits for the Stop the Steal rally.
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The Yahoo Story about All the Things CIA Wasn't Allowed to Do Against WikiLeaks

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emptywheel
In a blockbuster story, Yahoo spends over 100 paragraphs showing that its lead is overstated.
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The FBI's Proud Boy Informant Showed Up Late

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emptywheel
The place to look for witnesses about the plan that Joe Biggs had on January 6 is among those he met with the night before the attack, not low-level Proud Boys who showed up late to insurrection.
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Lev Parnas' Failed Attempt to Flip

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emptywheel
In a motion in limine submitted in advance of Lev Parnas' trial next month, SDNY reveals he had a single proffer session with the government in March 2020.
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Like Joe Biggs, the Hughes Brothers Also Conducted a Pincer from the East

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emptywheel
According to a recent court filing, the actions of the Hughes brothers closely mirrored those of Joe Biggs in that they breached the Capitol a second time, through the East doors.
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John Durham Is the Jim Jordan of Ken Starrs

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emptywheel
John Durham will go down in history as the guy who decided that torturing detainees, even in excess of legal guidance, was not a crime, but a victim sharing concerns about nation-state hacking is.
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SDNY Showed Probable Cause Rudy Giuliani Was Criming While He Represented Trump in the Russian Investigation

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emptywheel
A recent court filing reveals that SDNY showed probable cause that Rudy Giuliani committed a crime -- probably, serving as an unregistered agent for Ukrainian agents, including Russian backed ones, during the period he was representing the former President in the Mueller investigation.

TL;DNR = Too Late; Do Not Resuscitate

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Rayne
Unvaccinated Idahoans chose to continue Trump's death panels.

Understanding Suicidal Americans

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Ed Walker
Why do Republicans support suicide by vaccine and mask refusal?
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Networks of Insurrection: "Trump is literally calling people to DC in a show of force"

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emptywheel
The big militia conspiracies are an important part of the January 6 investigation. But so are the random people who witnessed the violence on the East door or the guys who armed with "giant beating sticks," and expressed the deliberate goal of chasing members of Congress away from their task of certifying the vote.
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DOJ Put Someone Who Enabled Sidney Powell's Lies -- Jocelyn Ballantine -- in Charge of Prosecuting the Proud Boys

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emptywheel
Less than a year ago, actions that prosecutor Jocelyn Ballantine took facilitated lies Sidney Powell told about the Mike Flynn prosecution. Nevertheless, DOJ apparently put Ballantine on a team investigating the most critical players in the January 6 attack incited, in part, by Powell's later lies about the election.
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GOP Denounces Barry Goldwater, John Tower, and Richard Nixon?

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Peterr
Today GOP governors are angry with Biden over vaccine and testing requirements, but maybe they really should be angry at some other folks.
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