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Lisa Monaco Vows, Again, to Hold All January 6 Perpetrators, at Any Level, Accountable

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In a budget presser, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco repeated what Merrick Garland has already said: DOJ will holed perpetrators of the attack, at any level, accountable.
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Before John Durham's Originator-1, There Was a Claimed BGP Hijack

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emptywheel
If a Fancy Bear shits in the DNS woods but there’s no one there to see it, did it really happen? If there's a DOD contract to look for it, then, yes, it probably happened.
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John Eastman's Blank Documents

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Nine percent of the documents John Eastman tried to withhold with a claim they represented his work product for a client were non-susbtantive; three were blank.
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Judge David Carter Confirms Trump Could Be Prosecuted for [A Lower Standard of] Obstruction

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emptywheel
Since August 19, I have been telling TV lawyers that if Trump were to be prosecuted for January 6, it would be for conspiracy to obstruct the vote count. Yesterday, Judge David Carter ruled that it was likely Trump had committed that crime (though he reached that judgement using a lower standard than DOJ would need to meet in four ways).
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The Alfa Bank Dark Net at Noon

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emptywheel
It appears that Alfa Bank totally misunderstood how the NYT got informed about Alfa Bank records posted to the dark web.
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Whinger Verbs: To Investigate ... To Prosecute ... To Indict

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emptywheel
The verbs that those complaining that Merrick Garland is too cowardly to act are designed to be disempowering. None of them treat due process as a process.
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John Durham Keeps Chasing Possible Russian Disinformation

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emptywheel
John Durham and Michael Sussmann are about to have a fight about whether Durham can insinuate Sussmann was conspiring with people he never met with.
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The Collective Response to Russia's Ukraine Invasion

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emptywheel
DOJ seems to be rolling out indictments as part of their larger package of responses to Russia's invasion.
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Clarence Thomas' Non-Recusal Might Have Also Hidden the Missing Mark Meadows Texts

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emptywheel
Clarence Thomas could have covered up more than the embarrassing communications his spouse had with Mark Meadows with his decision to uphold Trump's expansive privilege claims surrounding January 6. He could also have covered up communications that should exist at the Archives but which were destroyed.
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Jeffrey Rosen Targeted Project Veritas' Office Manager Long before Merrick Garland Targeted James O'Keefe

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Project Veritas has been wailing that Merrick Garland's DOJ targeted their "journalists" for months, when in fact, Jeffrey Rosen's DOJ targeted their office manager.
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Day Four — The Well-Qualified K. B. J.

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Rayne
It's the fourth and final day of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
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Trevor McFadden Rewards a White Lady for Endorsing a Revolution and Bragging about Violence against Cops

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Trevor McFadden rewarded Jenny Cudd for her explicit endorsement of revolution and her boasts of assaults on cops.
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And Three More Things: Day Three — The Well-Qualified K. B. J. [UPDATE-1]

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Rayne
Third day of confirmation hearings have begun before the Senate Judiciary Committee for Biden's Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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Paul Manafort Prevented from Flying to Dubai

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emptywheel
Given the news that Paul Manafort was prevented from flying to Dubai because his passport had been revoked, it's worth remembering all the things he was not pardoned for.
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Three More Things: Day Two — The Well-Qualified K. B. J.

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Rayne
Second day of confirmation hearings have begun before the Senate Judiciary Committee for Biden's Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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John Durham's Top Prosecutor, Andrew DeFilippis, Allegedly Miffed that DARPA Investigated Guccifer 2.0

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According to Georgia Tech research scientist Manos Antonakakis, Chief Durham prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis was upset that DARPA thought to investigate APT 28.
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Three Things: The Well-Qualified K. B. J.

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Rayne
Confirmation hearings begin today before the Senate Judiciary Committee for Biden's Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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Imagine if DOJ Used the Hunter Biden Inquiry to Get Testimony against Rudy Giuliani...

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emptywheel
A key time period in Rudy Giuliani's solicitation of The Laptop happens to be the primary focus of SDNY on Rudy's own Ukrainian influence peddling.
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"The Laptop" Is the Functional Equivalent of The Steele Dossier, 1: Rudy Is the Real Scandal

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emptywheel
As we fight about The Laptop again, based on a reference to verified emails in a NYT article bylined by serial Rudy Giuliani mouthpiece Ken Vogel, the first thing we should keep in mind is that there's far more evidence that Rudy Giuliani was a secret agent of Ukraine influencing the President or Vice President than Hunter Biden. 
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