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Alright, this will be a fairly short post, but I would like to remind people of some things. Namely, regarding Ted Stevens. As background, Marcy wrote a serious, and important, post on the Trumps Organization's curious, and semi-hilarious, use…
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Trump Organization hosted its emails with Microsoft. That means the FBI has been able to access emails from Trump's business directly from Microsoft since they put a preservation order on all Trump Organization business accounts in July 2017.
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Unlike the other three people the FBI first focused on in the Russian investigation, Trump didn't fire Mike Flynn during the campaign. Still, the things Flynn did during the campaign easily merited a the counterintelligence investigation he got.
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In the case of election interference, then, Barr does not consider the publication of documents identified on a wish list that hackers subsequently steal to amount to joining a conspiracy. But in the case of Chelsea Manning's leak, his DOJ does.
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It's not just Nixon's obstruction of justice Trump's acts have mirrored, though Trump has kicked Nixon's butt with regard to abuse of power. Achievement unlocked, Donnie. *golf clap* This is an open thread.
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Of the first four people tied to Trump's campaign who were investigated by the FBI -- Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Paul Manafort -- the Mueller Report came to remarkably similar conclusions as the campaign did when all three were fired in 2016. That makes Bill Barr's investigation into the origins of the investigation all the more scandalous.
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Like a child whose mother catches him saying something improper, Trump claimed -- in his responses to Robert Mueller -- that he was joking when he asked Russia to find Hillary's missing 30,000 emails (a claim he repeated on March 2).
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There are three theories of prosecution EDVA used in the superseding indictment against Julian Assange. One charges him for soliciting the leaks of stolen information, which will endanger people like Jason Leopold. One charges him for attempting to help hack and therefore obtain classified information, which is relatively risk free. And one charges him for disclosing the identities of US sources, which is dangerous because, on a smaller scale, journalists do the same.
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I've grown increasingly bothered by the justification William Barr made for Trump's obstruction of the Russian investigation. Basically, the Attorney General of the United States argued that because the President was "frustrated and angered"…
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