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Sidney Powell Proves She (and Everyone Else, including Timothy Shea) Was Wrong about the Logan Act

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emptywheel
Sidney Powell releases evidence making it clear the interview with her client was always about whether he was acting as a Russian agent, showing that she and everyone else parroting her claims about the Logan Act was wrong.
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June Bug Goes to Ireland

June Bug and I moved to Ireland today.
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The Growing WikiLeaks Conspiracy [Indictment]

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emptywheel
Another post on why I think DOJ is going to keep adding to its Assange indictment.
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The Statue Donald Trump Has Overturned

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emptywheel
It's telling that Donald Trump couldn't manage a speech in front of the real symbol of our Liberty.

Still Dreaming of the American Dream

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Rayne
After the wholly repugnant speech Donald Trump gave in South Dakota -- on lands stolen from Lakota and Dakota nations -- it's important to remember one thing.
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Maybe Trump Really Is Never Going To Leave

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bmaz
Tim Wirth and Tom Rogers lay out a frightening, and convincing, scenario where Trump plans to remain in the Presidency irrespective of how badly he loses to Biden.
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The Fourth Ahead and The Forgotten

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Rayne
We want a slice of normalcy: a cold beverage in hand, burgers on the grill, fireworks overhead, fireflies after dark, family and friends all around us. And we want it now. Some of us, though, won't get these things. Some of us have been forgotten.
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Three Things: There Is Really Only One Thing

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Rayne
It's ultimately all one thing: Donald J. Trump needs to be removed from office for abuse of power and dereliction of duty.
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Reflections on The Deficit Myth

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Ed Walker
Definition of money, and other thoughts on The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton
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The Government Argues that Edward Snowden Is a Recruiting Tool

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emptywheel
In the superseding indictment for Julian Assange, the government describes WikiLeaks' efforts to recruit other leakers by pointing to their efforts to rescue Edward Snowden. But that's not the first time the government has discussed Snowden as a recruiting tool.
Photo: Pavan Trikutam via Unsplash
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Three Things: Bounties, Bounties, Bounce [UPDATE-1]

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Rayne
There’s an action item at the end of this post. It’ll be more effort than Trump put into protecting our troops in Afghanistan from Taliban boosted by Russian secret bounties.
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The Chicks Are Owed An Apology

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bmaz
Once upon a time, back when the United States was under the leadership of another fairly incompetent Republican President (yes yes, Bush and Cheney look a little better now compared to Trump and Pence, but only because they were actually semi-competent…
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Jim Jordan, Killer Clown

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Rayne
Jim Jordan, killer clown -- an existential threat to members of Congress who have to put up with him while they represent the rest of us.
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Sidney Powell's Great Time Machine of Electoral Gaslighting

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emptywheel
The frothy right appears to be claiming -- so as to blame Biden for the FBI's questions about the Logan Act -- that Jim Comey and Barack Obama had the same exchange on two consecutive days.
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The Superseding Assange Indictment Tidies Up CFAA Charges

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emptywheel
By expanding the CFAA charges in the Julian Assange indictment, DOJ has made his extradition on those charges, at least, far stronger -- and also sets up a framework into which DOJ can add other co-conspirators going forward.
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HJC Democrats Do Little to Limit Jim Jordan's Assault on Public Health and Rule of Law

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emptywheel
Somehow, wrestling coach Jim Jordan managed to best most Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee in today's hearing on politicization of DOJ.
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Three Things: Numbers, Hearings and Racist Code

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Rayne
There's always more than three things to address but here's three we should look at more closely -- Yesterday's COVID-19 oversight hearing, the data debacle in Tulsa, and racist facial recognition.
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