DOJ seems close to rolling out more details of the plot, seemingly led at the Capitol by the Proud Boys, to overrun the Capitol. Whether it can get from there to those who incited such acts remains to be seen.
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John Durham has already stalled over two months to provide Michael Sussmann evidence that shows his case against him is weak. And according to details about a scheduling dispute Sussmann made public yesterday, Durham would like permission to continue stalling on providing that evidence.
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A screen cap in the arrest affidavit for Josiah Kenyon makes clear why the Capitol Police have resisted widespread release of surveillance video from January 6. Over the course of two hours, liquids thrown inside the Tunnel and the change of light with the setting sun made the video almost useless for capturing Kenyon's alleged crime on video.
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We know just two things about the search of Rudy's phones that has been going on since April. First, if there is evidence of crimes on Rudy's 16 devices, DOJ will have a way of getting to it. And we would not have anyway of knowing that they had.
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In the face of Republicans' unrelenting attack on democracy, expert commentators who support democracy have a choice: They can defend the rule of law and shame those who have denigrated it, or they can spend their time complaining about the guy trying, however imperfectly, to defend it himself. The latter will make Garland less able to do his job, the former will help him do whatever he is willing to do.
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Since DOJ's IG revealed that the FBI briefer who attended the first Trump briefing was also part of the Mike Flynn investigative team, Republicans have complained about how badly he was treated. According to the CIA official history, Hillary seems to have been the one treated as a suspect.
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Those with a platform would be better off defending the rule of law -- selling independents and moderate Republicans on the import of the January 6 investigation -- than whining that the investigation is not proceeding quickly enough.
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Sending someone who isn't a Kremer to buy a burner phone with cash to evade tracing suggests Kylie Kremer knew exactly what the role of her organization, Women to Save America First, was within the framework of the insurrection. Bet Meadows knows this
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If the dossier was significantly disinformation, then all Americans were victims of it. It turned a legitimate concern about real Russian interference into American elections into one of the biggest sources of political polarization in recent history. As such, disinformation injected into the dossier should increasingly be treated as central part of the 2016 Russian influence operation -- perhaps its most successful and lasting part.
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