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The committee told the Washington Post that it had been hacked — by, it claimed, the Russian government. Crowdstrike's CEO put up a blog post explaining why he identified Russia as the culprit. Yet the next day, June 15, things got even weirder — because that is when “Guccifer 2.0” arrived on the scene.
As independent journalist Marcy Wheeler has laid out, even Jared Kushner may be on the hook for it. If the last ten months or so of the Mueller investigation have shown us anything, it is the tangled web of lies and cover-ups the Trump campaign weaved to hide its dealings with Russia. Don't be surprised if ...

Note: I just noticed that Marcy Wheeler and Julian Assange made similar points earlier today (Friday). I agree with Marcy that this is not about "whataboutism." Rather, as I have argued before, it's about (among other things) the possibly adverse consequences at home of offensive U.S. cyberoperations ...
Mayer and Uygur have now joined with other Trump-despisers and new “progressive” fans of the FBI and CIA – among them Amy Goodman and her go-to, lost-in-the-trees journalist, Marcy Wheeler of Emptywheel.net. All of them (well, maybe not Cenk) are staying up nights with needle and thread trying to ...
What's more, as Marcy Wheeler noted, “This indictment offers a way for even self-interested Republicans to start acknowledging the reality of what happened. .... in his book "Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up") and the October Surprise (as described by investigative journalist Robert Parry.) ...
On Wednesday, a dispute between Trump's company and the building's owner turned violent. The journalist Marcy Wheeler has suggested the fight concerns records that may show Ivanka knew the property was laundering money. Police in riot gear stormed the hotel that Ivanka once hyped as "exemplary ...

... unindicted co-conspirators because they interacted in various ways with the Russian team's activities during the 2016 presidential campaign. These U.S. citizens “were just engaging in politics,” said independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, on Democracy Now! “They were putting together campaign events.
AMY GOODMAN: To talk more about these developments, we go to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk to Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties, runs the website EmptyWheel.net. Marcy, welcome back to Democracy Now! Why don't you lay out what came down ...
In late January, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, John Dowd, gave the press a memo declaring that, based on a page full of numbers in the memo, the White House has provided “unprecedented” cooperation in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Dowd made his declaration as the ...
“I assume Carter Page, if he is charged, will successfully be able to win review of his FISA application ... that may mean he doesn't get charged or, if he does, Mueller has to bend over backwards to avoid using FISA material,” wrote independent surveillance expert Marcy Wheeler on her blog Emptywheel ...
The Nunes memo was thoroughly debunked less than 12 hours after its publication. The sources of this debunking transcended politics, and ranged from The Intercept and Marcy Wheeler to Paul Rosenzweig and David French. I want to focus here on two other writings related to the memo: The cover letter ...
For the last three weeks, privacy advocates have been buffeted by two political whirlwinds. First, the reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act two weeks ago, authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. And then today, the release of a partisan memo, authored by Nunes' staffers, ...
By MARCY WHEELER ... That's the same intriguing theory floated by the British journalist Ben McIntyre, an expert on intelligence who has described the idea like so: “They set up an ex-MI6 guy, Chris Steele, who is a patsy, effectively, and they feed him some stuff that's true, and some stuff that isn't true, and ...
Nunes later walked back his recusal. AMY GOODMAN: We're joined now by Marcy Wheeler. She's an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties, running the website EmptyWheel.net. We're speaking to her in Lansing, Michigan. Marcy, explain exactly what this memo is. This is a ...
Update: ABC is reporting Michael Flynn prepared to testify that President-elect Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians during the transition, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria. Just before news broke that President Trump's former National Security Adviser Mike ...
President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump announced the news on Twitter this morning. He also said CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will be tapped to succeed Pompeo at the CIA. Both would need to be confirmed by ...
This column has been updated to acknowledge new reporting about Haspel's involvement with Abu Zubaydah's torture. Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog and is the author of “Anatomy of Deceit.

The journalist Marcy Wheeler has suggested the fight concerns records that may show Ivanka knew the property was laundering money. Police in riot gear stormed the hotel that Ivanka once hyped as “exemplary of the grandeur in which we like to enter a market.” Ivanka was also a ranking official on the ...
Mayer and Uygur have now joined with other Trump-despisers and new “progressive” fans of the FBI and CIA – among them Amy Goodman and her go-to, lost-in-the-trees journalist, Marcy Wheeler of Emptywheel.net. All of them (well, maybe not Cenk) are staying up nights with needle and thread trying to ...
Some other interesting questions have been posed by independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, who has been doing some of the best and most interesting coverage of the Trump-Russia scandal at her site EmptyWheel — work that combines a mastery of the underlying facts with deep subject matter expertise ...
Indeed, as journalist Marcy Wheeler pointed out a while back, one of the ringleaders of the movement to discredit the Department of Justice and Robert Mueller, Rep. DeSantis, directly benefited from Guccifer 2.0's leak to Nevins after the latter published five documents regarding the DCCC's recruitment of ...
Aitel made the claim about Hutchins' alleged connection to WannaCry on his blog. But on 23 December, he took a step backwards, writing, "In fact, I had bet @riotnymia some INFILTRATE tickets that this would go the other way. Looks like she should book a trip! :)" @riotnymia is the Twitter handle for Emma ...
(As Marcy Wheeler noted, he didn't do a very good job.) This embarrassment might have been worth it had there been a good reason for making the attribution public. But Bossert didn't provide a good reason. The main reason Bossert gave was that the attribution would promote “accountability,” a term he ...
By Saturday, the network had suspended the journalist who made the initial report. Earlier Friday, Flynn, who briefly served as Trump's national security adviser, pleaded guilty to having told three lies to the government. He lied to the FBI about the substance of his efforts to persuade Russia not to respond ...
MARCY WHEELER: Right, and this is actually one of the reasons why this switch isn't going to happen, because I don't think Pompeo is confirmable by the ... AMY GOODMAN: Well, Marcy Wheeler, we want to thank you so much for being with us, independent journalist who covers national security and civil ...
For more, we're joined by Marcy Wheeler in Michigan, an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties. She runs the website EmptyWheel.net. And her new piece for The Intercept is headlined “George Papadopoulos's Indictment is Very, Very Bad News for Attorney General Jeff ...
The biggest news of Mueller Monday — the rollout of a money-laundering indictment against Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates, and the unsealing of a false-statements plea deal by another campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos — may involve ...
At the dinner, Trump declared, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” The hearing comes a day after senior national security officials dodged questions by committee members over whether Trump asked them to intervene in Comey's investigation. We speak with Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who ...
But I also urge you to read this post by Marcy Wheeler, who is one of the most careful reporters on such matters I've ever known. She worked for the Intercept but quit in part because they did the same thing to some of her stories that they are now complaining about on the part of the Times. She says Risen's ...
As The Intercept reports, Prince has said it was just bid'ness, which is ... Lucky for you, Marcy Wheeler (who has been amazing at analyzing this ...
Earlier this year, journalist Ashley Feinberg outed then-FBI Director James ... of Comey's previously-secret account: Lawfare writer, surveillance apologist, and ... This was weird because, as Marcy Wheeler points out, Comey ...
As national security reporter Marcy Wheeler wrote on her blog, Assange's direct messages with Trump Jr. don't indicate anything illegal or even ...
Marcy Wheeler [@emptywheel], independent investigative journalist, breaks ... David Folkenflik [@davidfolkenflik], NPR's media correspondent, ...
... he did not believe Trump surrogates ever communicated with the Russians (an exchange Marcy Wheeler recently flagged at the Intercept):.
He is the main force behind the blog, Popehat. .... Marcy Wheeler writing that it “shows that Papadopoulos kept a number of campaign officials ...
National security journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted that the docket suggests “maybe [former national security advisor Mike] Flynn has already ...
We speak with Marcy Wheeler, who in a new piece writes, “George ... For more, we're joined by Marcy Wheeler in Michigan, an independent journalist who covers ... And her new piece for The Intercept is headlined “George ...
The biggest news of Mueller Monday — the rollout of a money-laundering indictment against Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, Paul ...
For more, we go to Democracy Now! video stream with Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties, ...
“Not a serious criminal indictment but a badly executed press release,” tweeted independent national security journalist Marcy Wheeler.
... may be required," independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, who posts ... the version of Kronos that got sold," Wheeler says in her blog post.
Links here in Marcy Wheeler's blog. There are others such as Greenwald that would like to see more data. We haven't seen any. Robert Parry ...
In a post for Emptywheel, Marcy Wheeler takes on an NPR story about ... said it first learned about the hacking from the Intercept's article.
Hutchins will be allowed to stay in Los Angeles while he awaits trial, according to Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who attended ...
an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties ... independent journalist Marcy Wheeler and economist James Henry.
The complaint also alleges direct White House involvement in the story. For more, we speak with independent journalist Marcy Wheeler.
And the company itself paid a penalty, but no Chiquita executive was held accountable for that,” Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist in ...
independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties. ... For more, we speak with Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist ...
To help make sense of these recent developments, we're joined by Marcy Wheeler in Grand Rapids, Michigan, an independent journalist who ...
award-winning British journalist and broadcaster at Al Jazeera ... He is host of the Al Jazeera interview program UpFront and a columnist for The Intercept. ... in Grand Rapids, Michingan, Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist ...


 

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