Rod Rosenstein appeared unfamiliar with key parts of the Mueller Report when he testified earlier this month. That makes me wonder whether he's even aware of later, more serious steps in the Roger Stone investigation.
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The comparison of the claims Mike Ellis is making about Trump's third National Security Advisor with the treatment given his first -- the guy who actively sold out his country rather than did so by inaction -- only serves to emphasize how Trump interprets "national security" to mean "loyalty to Trump."
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Despite a population that is 61% black, Montgomery Alabama has five white men on its nine person City Council. That council failed last night, mostly along racial lines, to enact an ordinance that would require masks to be worn in public, despite hospitals now being nearly overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, most of whom are black.
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I really don't have a lot for this week, but there is this: The National Basketball Association is desperate to join the Grand Reopening. And boy is it a doozy. Via ESPN:
"the NBA's board of governors overwhelmingly approved a proposal for…
Alachua County in Florida has added 91 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days, raising its total by about 20 percent. This outbreak, when coupled with similar outbreaks among migrant agricultural workers in Immokalee and across the state, bring to light the conditions amounting to a version of modern day slavery under which these workers are forced to labor.
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It's likely that Judge Karen Henderson will agree with Judge Robert Wilkins to deny Mike Flynn's petition for a writ of mandamus because it is premature. But the biggest takeaway from the hearing in the Circuit was Principal Deputy Solicitor General Jeff Wall's claim that DOJ will suffer irreparable harm if asked to explain itself in a hearing in Judge Sullivan's court.
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Several recent orders in the BuzzFeed/EPIC FOIA for the Mueller Report suggest that Reggie Walton has some questions about the redactions of stuff beyond the Roger Stone material that can now be released.
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