https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-11-at-1.02.06-PM.png610948emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2019-12-05 12:45:362019-12-05 12:45:36DOJ Flips the Lawfare on Its Head in Russian Troll Case
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By relying on these corrupt Ukrainians to support their arguments, Trump, Giuliani and Barr are proving that under the Trump Administration, the US courts corruption in order to advance the personal and political future of its President, at great risk to the strategic interests of the US.
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The facts presented in the impeachment inquiry are not Democratic claims. They are non-partisan or Republican facts.
But in the Republican party in 2019, every fact that is damning to Donald Trump -- even those shared by Republicans -- is treated as a partisan conspiracy.
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The revelation that Randy Credico, Roger Stone, and Margaret Kunstler turned to discussions about pardoning Assange in the days after the election makes certain details about the Vault 7 investigation more alarming.
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The September 9 call, which Trump has used to deny demanding a quid pro quo he had already demanded two days earlier, was first invented for an October 7 WSJ story in one of a series of attempts to come up with testimony that would protect the President.
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Think I've recounted this in some previous year, but bmaz the younger and friends used to have a yearly Turkey Bowl football game on Thanksgiving mornings. Always at one or another local high school field. They were theoretically flag games,…
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Mike Flynn made a gamble back in the summer that Bill Barr and Michael Horowitz would discredit the investigation into him in such a way as to make the risk of blowing up his plea deal worth it. He may have gambled unwisely.
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Is It Russian Or Is It Real?
This is a question only humans with a sentient brain can answer. An equation that clearly leaves out Matt Taibbi, Senators Graham and Kennedy (not to be confused with the good Senator Kennedys). This Kennedy is…
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The revelation that a Venezuelan trying to beat a US money laundering charge has a tie to the Ukraine scandal should raise more questions about why Gordon Sondland said that his job as EU Ambassador involves policy in Venezuela.
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The government and Joshua Schulte are arguing over whether Paul Rosenzweig should be able to testify as an expert in Schulte's trial. That suggests they're preparing an argument about the specific harms foreseeable in leaking to WikiLeaks.
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