https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/USMap_USSenate-GOPClassIIStates-2020_09JAN2019.jpg11951526Raynehttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngRayne2019-01-10 13:54:112019-01-11 00:46:0521 People with the Power to Stop the Madness [UPDATE-2]
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/1259px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.jpg10001500emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-09 17:51:042019-01-09 18:23:52Twitter Only Had SMS 2FA When Hal Martin's Twitter Account DMed Kaspersky
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Milliam-Deripaska.jpg586671emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-09 13:46:012019-01-09 20:41:39Oleg Deripaska Met Sergei Millian at the St. Petersburg Forum Michael Cohen Would Have Met Putin
Manafort is excusing his forgetfulness about anything that might show a conspiracy between him, while he was campaign manager for the Trump campaign, and Kilimnik, by saying his activities as campaign manager prevent him from remembering conspiring with Kilimnik while working for the campaign.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Paulie.jpg600476emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-09 10:49:462019-01-09 11:19:48Manafort Claims He Can't Be a Witness to Trump's Conspiracy with Russia because He Managed the Campaign
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TsunamiTrump_Rayne.png10001500Raynehttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngRayne2019-01-08 21:14:022019-01-08 23:16:39There's No Crisis at the Border — There's a Crisis in the White House
Boy do I look stupid! This morning, I suggested that Robert Mueller had finally found a way to shut Paul Manafort up. Then I went away for a few hours, and come back to discover Manafort's filing on the lies he got caught telling about the information…
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Paulie.jpg600476emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-08 15:25:322019-01-08 19:46:38Manafort's Redaction Fail Tells Trump that Mueller Caught Him Lying about His Russian Handler, Konstantin Kilimnik
If Trump's two most famous lies were told on the same scale as his lies about terrorists coming across the southern border, he'd have had 200 million people at his inauguration but be worth only $15 million.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen-Shot-2019-01-08-at-10.57.53-AM.png733730emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-08 11:05:592019-01-08 16:06:37Trump's 200 Million Inauguration Visitors and $15 Million Net Worth: The Scale of His Border Lies
Paul Manafort's failure to file an unsealed filing due yesterday may have as much to do with the reasons Mueller couldn't wait to obtain Roger Stone's House Intelligence transcripts last month as with any tardiness on his lawyers' part.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Paulie.jpg600476emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-08 09:39:082019-01-08 14:34:06Robert Mueller Finally Found a Way to Get Paul Manafort to Keep a Secret
Judge Dabney Friedrich called Concord Management's trollish lawyers into today to yell at them for their recent trollish court filings. Will the press realize they, too, should be included in her accusations of unprofessional behavior?
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen-Shot-2019-01-07-at-1.26.15-PM.png520799emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-07 14:40:342019-01-07 22:02:05Will the Press Recognize They Also Deserve a Scolding for Parroting Eric Dubelier's Nude Selfie Stunt?
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Screen-Shot-2017-03-07-at-10.05.25-AM.png246487emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-07 11:04:122019-01-07 19:52:30It Is False and Defamatory to Accuse WikiLeaks of a Bunch of Things that Aren't the Key Allegations against It
Trump is still trying to maintain the image of power that a ton of editing produced on The Apprentice. “Shoot me like I’m shot on ‘The Apprentice.’” But he has no producer, not even a Chief of Staff, to make that happen now.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen-Shot-2019-01-06-at-12.24.35-PM.png4091074emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-06 13:46:212019-01-11 10:14:22On Narrating Donald Trump: "Shoot me like I’m shot on 'The Apprentice'"
Apparently the ignorant bigot Trumpalos set things a little bit of Footloose is now some kind of slam on AOC. But it it is not. It is just stupid. Seriously, what kind of bigots go there? AOC is bigger and better than that, why are her detractors…
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen-Shot-2019-01-05-at-3.28.01-PM.png276366bmazhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngbmaz2019-01-05 17:07:472019-01-05 17:31:31Dancing With Ms. AOC (and other weekend talk)
Mueller's obstruction investigation was likely always premised on a theory of obstruction that Trump's presumed Attorney General nominee William Barr has argued does merit investigation and impeachment: that Trump ordered his subordinates to lie to obstruct an investigation.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Flynn.jpg6001067emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-04 11:48:162019-01-04 12:37:28The William Barr Case for Impeaching Donald Trump: From Whom Did Trump Suborn False Statements?
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-05-at-6.25.53-PM.png324690emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-04 09:27:232019-01-04 09:27:23Prosecutors Cite Osiris in an Attempt to Resuscitate Dead Law against Marcus Hutchins
Even if we do get to the point where indictment or impeachment became viable (and I'm not sure we will), it's worth thinking about whether pursuing either one might just trigger a narcissistic response that will only lead Trump to do further damage to this country.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen-Shot-2019-01-03-at-11.16.01-AM.png5741045emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-03 11:59:062019-01-03 13:04:19Impeachment and the Narcissist's Off-Ramp
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Paulie.jpg600476emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-01-02 09:10:412019-01-02 09:10:41Sam Patten Reminds Us Cooperation Deals Are Not Cookie Cutters
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/emptywheel_02-1.png10001500emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2018-12-31 14:30:392018-12-31 17:07:26Hal Martin Manages to Obtain a Better Legal Outcome than Reality Winner, But It Likely Doesn't Matter
The President and his TV lawyer continue to spin a contractor's failure as an attempt on Mueller's part to obstruct justice. Perhaps it's time the focus shifted to the contractor who still continues to fail 10% of the time?
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-30-at-10.57.48-AM.png285347emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2018-12-30 11:43:482018-12-30 14:18:39If Trump Is So Concerned that a DOJ Contractor Failed to Archive Texts, Why Not Hold the Contractor Accountable?
While we've been debating about whether Michael Cohen was in Prague, Mueller has been providing evidence about the people who performed the function in the information operation that the Steele dossier alleges Cohen performed.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-27-at-4.55.51-PM.png340610emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2018-12-29 19:31:162018-12-30 09:33:59Someone Has Already Been Charged for Most of the Actions the Steele Dossier Attributes to Michael Cohen