The FBI warned Trump about Russia and others trying to get close to him by approaching people on his periphery even as one of the attendees worked to finalize a deal that would serve as such an approach.
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Last week the breaking news in international political/media drama was the Russians hacking vaccine research in Europe and America, and on Tuesday the DOJ charged two Chinese hackers for hacking what Politico called "hundreds of millions of…
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Of the seven pages describing ongoing investigations in a DOJ filing in the EPIC/BuzzFeed FOIA for the Mueller Report, one of the only unredacted pits reveals some redactions pertain to the Juliasn Assange prosecution.
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Which side are you on? I have been an avid, if not rabid, sports fan since I was a little kid. Still am. It would be great to have sports back on a full scale.
But at what cost? How important is it really?
The NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL are…
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Today, Billy Barr is claiming that he's infuriated by the attack on Judge Esther Salas, which killed her son. But earlier this year, as part of his effort to go easy on Roger Stone, Barr dismissed the import of threats on judges.
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I went to bed in tears last night.
They weren't tears of pain or shock or outrage. They were the tears you cry when the last of your grandparents "goes home." They're the tears of grief at the loss you've suffered, and the tears that say "It's your turn now." You have to tell the stories you learned at their knees, as you go on to make a difference in the lives of others as they made a difference in your life.
I'm still in tears this morning, because I've got lots of stories to tell.
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Another lion has left the earth. John Lewis. And that damn bridge in Selma needs to be immediately renamed for him, as has been discussed for years. Do it now. But finally abolishing the name and specter of the Edmund Pettus Bridge will not…
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Peter Strzok is the villain of the narrative about a Deep State coup targeting Donald Trump. Yet Lindsey Graham just released yet another document showing that -- whatever Strzok's personal distaste for Trump -- he continued to push back against unjustified allegations about Trump at least as late as February 2017.
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https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Hands-2_GrandRapidsCommunityMediaCenter_CC-AttribNoDev_12JUN2020_1500x1000.jpg10001500Ed Walkerhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngEd Walker2020-07-15 18:46:102020-07-16 11:40:41The Wonkish Myth of Crowding Out
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When DOJ reprocessed the Mueller Report last month, they continued to redact at least one referral as an ongoing investigation that had already been made public and completed--that of George Nader. Filings from this week suggest Reggie Walton wants to know why others are still redacted.
Randy Credico, who has no fucking clue what Roger Stone did, but who played a significant part in getting him convicted, feared that Roger Stone would go to prison. But Corsi's team, who has a much better sense what Stone did yet played little part in getting Stone convicted, feared Stone would not go to prison.
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Sidney Powell releases evidence making it clear the interview with her client was always about whether he was acting as a Russian agent, showing that she and everyone else parroting her claims about the Logan Act was wrong.
https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Flynn.jpg6001067emptywheelhttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngemptywheel2020-07-10 14:23:582020-07-10 14:35:06Sidney Powell Proves She (and Everyone Else, including Timothy Shea) Was Wrong about the Logan Act