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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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