Kudos to US District Judge William Stickman IV for having the guts to call out the elephant in the room.

This is fantastic. Finally a judge who gets it.
"The Constitution cannot accept the concept of a "new normal" where the basic liberties of the people can be subordinated to open-ended emergency mitigation measures"

cc @JoeBiden's legal team

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9 Aug
1/ Whoever wrote the Feb 14, 2018 briefing for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence needs to be in jail. The whole thing is a litany of lies.

Right off the bat, in paragraph one, there's a major lie. Danchenko is held out as "one of" Steele's primary sub-sources.
2/ That lie is betrayed later in the briefing document, where it is revealed that Danchenko is actually the only such source. This is crucial because one of the FBI's excuses for the fact that Danchenko's story didn't match Steele's was that Steele must have had other sources.
3/ The briefer also holds the sub-sources out as somehow being in major peril. We now know from having identified all five, that none of them was in peril. They were all total nobodies who knew nothing. Their only mistake was that they agreed to have drinks with Danchenko.
Read 8 tweets
10 Jun
1/ John Gleeson, Judge Sullivan's hand-picked amicus in the Flynn case, filed his brief today. Gleeson bases his justification of the Flynn investigation on Papadopoulos' statement to Downer. Let's compare Gleeson's version with the version the FBI attributes to Downer.

2/ Here's Gleeson's version:

"[Papadopoulos] divulged that Russia contacted the campaign"
3/ Here's the version which the FBI attributes to Downer in the EC that opened the investigation:

"[Papadopoulos] suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from Russia"
Read 4 tweets
30 May
Not that we needed more proof of Covington's failure to provide competent representation to @GenFlynn but here it is anyway. Final 5 pages in link below is edited (Feb 15 2017) version of the Strzok's 302. SCO gave it to Covington 9 days before Flynn plea.
2/ That means Covington had time to figure out that even the edited 302 did *not* mention sanctions. They also had time to figure out that escalation pertained to expulsions, not sanctions. Why did Covington allow their client to plead guilty to something that wasn't in the 302?
3/ Three options. Covington didn't know the difference, they didn't spot the discrepancy, or they didn't want to spot the discrepancy. Doesn't matter which of these it is, they're all glaring failures. Gen Flynn was deprived of effective legal assistance.
Read 4 tweets
10 May
Simona's exchange with Schiff blows the entire Mifsud narrative out of the water.

Let's start with this little gem.

In response to Schiff asking when she found out about Mifsud, Simona says it was shortly before the plea and that George himself *didn't know what was going on*.
Why didn't Papa know what was going on? Because Papa himself to Simona that what Mifsud told Papa was just random, casual, not serious, not news.

In other words, Mueller "persuaded" Papa that the random gossip Papa had heard from Mifsud was actually a nefarious offer.

Schiff seems taken aback by the revelation and asks how it could be just gossip. Simona finishes Schiff's sentence to say that the info was already in the public domain. Schiff then says it was not in the public domain. Incredulous Simona: "It was not?"
Read 18 tweets
7 May
Here the DOJ's motion to dismiss the Flynn case:
DOJ's reason for dismissing the case is that the Jan 24, 2017 Flynn interview did not have legitimate investigative basis.

Earlier today I had a tweet speculating that Papadopoulos' case had, like Flynn, been closed until Strzok intervened. Thus same argument may apply to Papa.
Confirmation that Strzok used Logan Act as excuse to keep Flynn case open.
Read 12 tweets
4 May
1/ The recently released, exculpatory Papadopoulos CHS transcripts, which don't suggest that Papa is a heavy drinker, made me revisit the origins of the idea that it was a "night of heavy drinking" that caused Papa to spill the Russia collusion beans to Alexander Downer.

2/ The phrase "a night of heavy drinking" was first used by NYT in its now infamous Dec 30, 2017 story on the supposed origins of the Russia probe.
3/ The snag is that Alexander Downer himself denies that there was any heavy drinking. On this, Papa and Downer agree. Both have consistently maintained that their meeting took place in the early evening of May 10, 2016, it lasted about an hour, and they both had just one drink.
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