Thus far in my Rat-Fucker Rashomon story, I've shown strong evidence that Roger Stone not only knew that John Podesta's emails were coming, but knew or had the contents of some documents pertaining to an attack he had already been making on…
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When Glenn got treated the way the NYPost treats others, he accused those who posted from authentic documents of being "smear artists & cowards." But when Steve Bannon does it, he defends its right to go viral.
This post showed that the SSCI Report ignored a lot of evidence (laid out in the affidavits) that Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone had specific details -- possibly even the John Podesta emails themselves -- pertaining to Joule Holdings, which they…
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On October 13, Roger Stone published a Jerome Corsi post under his own name that Corsi suggested had been started by October 6. It relied on documents, however, that didn't become public until October 11.
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For much of the last three years, Trump has claimed that, if only he had been given a defensive briefing about Russia's efforts to help his campaign (rather than launch investigations into four men who all turned out to be selling Trump out to one or another foreign country), he would have done something about it. By ignoring the warnings he got about Rudy being targeted for disinformation, Trump just made it clear that was not true.
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Rather than telling us what the Mueller team learned about Roger Stone's influence on the timing of the John Podesta release on October 7, 2016, the Mueller Report provided a comedy routine featuring Jerome Corsi's shifting claims about that day. It may have done so to hide that Stone timed the Podesta release to cover-up the US government's attribution of the DNC hack to Russia.
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The spreadsheet attempting to validate the Steele dossier shows that the FBI used information collected under the Carter Page FISA orders to corroborate or rule out claims in the dossier seven different times.
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The Mueller Report laid out the case that Trump was obstructing an investigation into his own role in cheating to win in 2016 by trading a pardon for Roger Stone's silence. The SSCI Report lays out just how much Trump was obstructing.
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Yesterday, I noted several key problems with the way the frothy right is trying to politicize some reports that John Ratcliffe just declassified: Russian intelligence analysis picked up before July 28 ascribes to Hillary foreknowledge of what…
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The Mueller Report describes how, in June 2017, Trump tried to get Jeff Sessions to shut down any investigation into Russian interference in the election. A passage of Andrew Weissmann's book describes that, when he and Jeannie Rhee checked into what DOJ was doing at about the same time, DOJ wasn't actually investigating it.
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