In addition to not memorializing whether they asked Marcus Hutchins if he was drunk during his interview, agents also didn't try to correct the time of his Miranda warning until a week after that interview.
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One of Ron Wyden's questions of Gina Haspel makes it clear she was part of a successful effort to force DOJ and the White House to reauthorize torture in 2005 by torturing a detainee before approval had been finalized.
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Among the weaknesses of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on election tampering are that it remains silent about Congress' past and future role -- including that of Mitch McConnell -- but it also never considered Russian compromise of vendors.
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Roger Stone insists there's an innocent explanation for why he, Rick Gates, and Michael Caputo were meeting around the same time as the Russians hacked the DNC and then offered emails as dirt to the campaign.
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The Putin crony whose companies and person got charged in the Internet Research Agency indictment has made it clear he's going to inflict a cost on DOJ for doing so. It may have repercussions on how Mueller will proceed with other legal cases, not to mention similar cases in the future.
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Given TS Ellis' focus on the probability Mueller charged Paul Manafort with tax charges only to get him flip in the investigation against Trump, I find it notable that Mueller's EDVA brief did not include language the DC brief did on doing just that.
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While it has been known for some time Mueller is investigating Trump's inauguration committee, the twin scoops that Mueller questioned Tom Barrack and Viktor Vekselberg suggest it's a very key part of the current inquiry.
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During the transition period, Mueller's team (led by now cooperating witness Mike Flynn) engaged in a series of communications with Russia that appear to confirm an effort to pay off their election debt to Russia.
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In Part Two of a series on how the Mueller questions map out cultivation, a quid pro quo, and a cover-up, I show how over the course of the campaign the Russians and Trump danced around a quid pro quo trading election help for sanctions relief.
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In a series of posts, I will argue that the Mueller questions lay out a structure of cultivation, quid pro quo, and cover-up for his investigation. This post lays out the evidence Russia was cultivating Trump before the election.
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