The redacted sections of Amy Berman Jackson's order ruling the search of Paul Manafort's condo proper strongly suggest she used the June 9 meeting as one basis to permit the government to keep Manafort's iPods.
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Normally I agree that our habit of charging foreign nation-state spies with hacking in the US is problematic. But in the case of the election year operation, where Americans are going to be named in conspiracies with Russians, I think it may be necessary.
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Roger Stone's first instinct when seeing himself described in an indictment of those who illegal helped Trump get elected was to say he couldn't be the guy described in the indictment because he only speaks to Trump. Now he's backtracking on that.
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The House Judiciary Committee will spend all day tomorrow flogging Peter Strzok. But all that flogging cannot change the fact that key evidence in Mueller's possession--evidence that implicates the President directly--has no tie to Strzok.
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Contrary to some conclusions drawn from my deliberately oblique post, the text I published in my post on going to the FBI had nothing I understood to do with the primary reason I went to the FBI. Rather, it just seemed to establish a link between the attack on the US and the grand bargain Trump will likely deliver over the next two weeks.
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If burning sources that lie to you is not a cardinal rule of journalism, it damn well ought to be. I suspect that Marcy's honest sources will respect her more for this, and her dishonest ones will be very very nervous. Isn't that something that all journalists ought to strive for? Sullivan lauded Marcy for being a journalist with a conscience -- which she is, but that's not the point here. The point is that Marcy is a journalist with a spine.
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