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In Indictment Accusing Michael Sussmann of Hiding Details about Researchers, John Durham Hid Details about Researchers

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emptywheel
John Durham says it is a crime to lie about the researchers who did the Alfa Bank research in an effort to launch an investigation. And yet, the available evidence suggests he did just that.
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WikiLeaks' Intent in Publishing (and Not Publishing) CIA's Hacking Tools Was To Wreck the Agency

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emptywheel
One of several things missing from Yahoo's clickbait story about the things CIA was not permitted to do in the wake of learning its hacking tools had been stolen is that WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden flee with the specific intent of inspiring someone like Joshua Schulte, the alleged Vault 7 leaker, to steal those files with the goal of "wrecking" the CIA. 
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Alex Jones Used the Promise of a Permit and a Stage to Lure Hundreds to the East Steps

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emptywheel
Ali Alexander used some front organizations to obtain a permit for (among other places) the East side of the Capitol, where he put up a stage. The permit and the stage were the excuse Alex Jones used to lure hundreds of people to the East side of the Capitol. But he brought them to the steps, where many of them breached the building from a second front.
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Zach Rehl's Subpoena for Port-a-John Details from the Non-Existent One Nation Under God

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emptywheel
Zach Rehl wants the permit that shows Ali Alexander's people created fake organizations under whose names to obtain permits for the Stop the Steal rally.
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The Yahoo Story about All the Things CIA Wasn't Allowed to Do Against WikiLeaks

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emptywheel
In a blockbuster story, Yahoo spends over 100 paragraphs showing that its lead is overstated.
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The FBI's Proud Boy Informant Showed Up Late

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emptywheel
The place to look for witnesses about the plan that Joe Biggs had on January 6 is among those he met with the night before the attack, not low-level Proud Boys who showed up late to insurrection.
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Lev Parnas' Failed Attempt to Flip

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emptywheel
In a motion in limine submitted in advance of Lev Parnas' trial next month, SDNY reveals he had a single proffer session with the government in March 2020.
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Like Joe Biggs, the Hughes Brothers Also Conducted a Pincer from the East

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According to a recent court filing, the actions of the Hughes brothers closely mirrored those of Joe Biggs in that they breached the Capitol a second time, through the East doors.
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John Durham Is the Jim Jordan of Ken Starrs

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emptywheel
John Durham will go down in history as the guy who decided that torturing detainees, even in excess of legal guidance, was not a crime, but a victim sharing concerns about nation-state hacking is.
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SDNY Showed Probable Cause Rudy Giuliani Was Criming While He Represented Trump in the Russian Investigation

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emptywheel
A recent court filing reveals that SDNY showed probable cause that Rudy Giuliani committed a crime -- probably, serving as an unregistered agent for Ukrainian agents, including Russian backed ones, during the period he was representing the former President in the Mueller investigation.

TL;DNR = Too Late; Do Not Resuscitate

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Rayne
Unvaccinated Idahoans chose to continue Trump's death panels.

Understanding Suicidal Americans

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Ed Walker
Why do Republicans support suicide by vaccine and mask refusal?
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Networks of Insurrection: "Trump is literally calling people to DC in a show of force"

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emptywheel
The big militia conspiracies are an important part of the January 6 investigation. But so are the random people who witnessed the violence on the East door or the guys who armed with "giant beating sticks," and expressed the deliberate goal of chasing members of Congress away from their task of certifying the vote.
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DOJ Put Someone Who Enabled Sidney Powell's Lies -- Jocelyn Ballantine -- in Charge of Prosecuting the Proud Boys

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emptywheel
Less than a year ago, actions that prosecutor Jocelyn Ballantine took facilitated lies Sidney Powell told about the Mike Flynn prosecution. Nevertheless, DOJ apparently put Ballantine on a team investigating the most critical players in the January 6 attack incited, in part, by Powell's later lies about the election.
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GOP Denounces Barry Goldwater, John Tower, and Richard Nixon?

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Peterr
Today GOP governors are angry with Biden over vaccine and testing requirements, but maybe they really should be angry at some other folks.
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Ethan Nordean Complains that He's Not Being Treated as Badly as a Muslim Accused-Terrorist Mastermind

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emptywheel
Ethan Nordean's lawyer made an equal protection argument for why Nordean should be treated like Muslim terrorist leaders.
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Felipe Marquez' Plugged-In Misdemeanor Guilty Plea

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emptywheel
Felipe Marquez joined a small group of January 6 defendants who have pled down from a felony obstruction charge to a misdemeanor. But in his case, it's unclear whether he got to do so as the first of a flood of such pleas, or whether he shared important details about what he saw in Jeff Merkley's office the day of the riot.
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Monza, US Open, NFL And Other Sports Trash Talk

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I've been tempted to effectively repost the entire piece on the ten year anniversary of my 2011 50 year anniversary post on the 1961 Italian Grand Prix, first American Champion in history (there have only ever been two), on the weekend of the…
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The Eight Month Investigation into the January 6 Investigation Didn't End in March

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Spencer Ackerman joined the long list of pundits weighing in on the January 6 investigation without bothering to do the work to understand it. That's a pity, because it may provide an alternative to the failures we made after 9/11.
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How Rick Gates Used Maggie Haberman and Ken Vogel

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emptywheel
Between his first interviews where he tried to shift the date and substance of sharing campaign information with someone he believed was a Russian spy and an NYT story that similarly shifted the time and substance of that exchange, Rick Gates repeatedly provided details of how he used Maggie Haberman and Ken Vogel.
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