Trump's Customs And Border Protection Just Created Hundreds Of New COVID-19 Superspreaders

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Jim White
Cutoms and Border Protection completely botched the rollout of Trump's new "screening" of passengers returning from Europe. At least thirteen airports reported delays of 3-7 hours to clear Customs. During these delays, passengers were standing shoulder to shoulder, likely spreading a virus that can be very contagious even when the carrier shows no symptoms.
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Three Things: Good (Family) News, Bad (COVID-19) News

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Rayne
Good news: my kid tested positive for strep. Bad news: COVID-19 is still on the march, and we have some Swedish Death Cleaning to do.

We Are In A Liminal Space In The COVID-19 Outbreak

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Jim White
We now enter the liminal space where public awareness of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak is reaching most of the US population. Important measures for social distancing are now coming into place. How we act in the time while the outbreak gets even worse and we eventually reach the point of lowering the rate of new infections will have a huge impact on many lives. Please think about how you can help someone who needs it.

Chelsea Manning Released from Jail ... with a Massive Fine

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emptywheel
After a year of fighting a grand jury subpoena and an attempt to kill herself yesterday, Chelsea Manning just got released.
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Hours before She Attempted to Kill Herself, Prosecutors May Have Told Chelsea Manning that Julian Assange Is a Russian Spy

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emptywheel
If Chelsea Manning's trip to the grand jury yesterday was anything like Jeremy Hammond's, then prosecutors likely told her that Julian Assange is a Russian spy hours before she tried to kill herself.
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Three Things: More Family Fun with COVID-19

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Rayne
COVID-19 makes family discussions interesting. Challenging, even. I never expected to have to tell one of my kids not to come home.

Adam Schiff Totally Gutted the Section 215 Notice Provision in the FISA Reauthorization Bill

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emptywheel
Adam Schiff has absolutely gutted a provision that would have given notice to defendants identified under Section 215 of FISA.

A helpful FAQ on Covid 19

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Quinn Norton
1. Am I going to die? Yes, unfortunately everyone dies. 2. No, I mean am I going to die of Covid 19? Oh right, that! Probably not. Most people who get it have fairly minor symptoms. Though by minor, I mean not life threatening, not…
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King Josh in Jail, Part One: The Informant

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emptywheel
This post lays out the remarkable coincidences leading a jail house informant to first smuggle in and the guard cell phones that accused Vault 7 leaker Joshua Schulte used from his jail cell.
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When Julian Assange Testified before a Nation-State Investigation of a Suspected Spy...

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emptywheel
Chelsea Manning will be brought before the grand jury again tomorrow, where she says she will once again refuse to testify. When Julian Assange was asked to testify before a non-public inquiry, he did so.

John Galt Is Impotent In A Pandemic

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Jim White
The hero class cannot offshore their health to Galt's Gulch and must come face to face with the fact that in a pandemic, every single human being is equal.
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Judge Crotty Declares a Mistrial in Joshua Schulte Case

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emptywheel
Judge Crotty just declared a mistrial in the Joshua Schulte case, with jurors finding Schulte guilty of just the two least serious charges. It is a stunning rebuke to DOJ.
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How the Wyden/Khanna Espionage Act Fix Works (But Not for Julian Assange)

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emptywheel
Last week, Ron Wyden and Ro Khanna released a bill that they say will eliminate much of the risk of prosecution that people without clearance would face under they Espionage Act. They claim the bill would limit the risk that: Whistleblowers…
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Three Things: Endemic COVID-19 Edition

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Rayne
Need some good news? This isn't it. Brace yourself because it's going to get worse no matter what the Trump White House wants you to believe.
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In a Totally Unresponsive Response to Reggie Walton's Order, Kerri Kupec Does Not Deny that Bill Barr Misrepresented the Mueller Report

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emptywheel
Kerri Kupec released a statement purporting to respond to Reggie Walton's opinion ruling he would review the FOIA redactions in the Mueller Report himself. Only it's totally off point, and doesn't even attempt to rebut Walton's judgment that Barr misrepresented the Mueller Report when he first released it.
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20 Questions (Plus 5): The Joshua Schulte Jury Is Lost, Possibly Hopelessly

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emptywheel
The Schulte jury has asked around 25 questions in four days of deliberation and expressed problems with two of twelve jurors. That may be why they're at an impasse on most charges.
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Mike Flynn Commits to Waiving Privilege

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emptywheel
Mike Flynn got some protection from perjury prosecution, but he just waived immunity so Covington can rebut his claim that they gave him incompetent counsel.
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COVID-19: The Gift of Family Discussion Topics [UPDATE-1]

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Rayne
There's nothing quite like receiving an email from my father first thing in the morning.
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