NEW: Lawyers for Strzok and McCabe declined this week to help DOJ vouch for the accuracy of handwritten notes used as evidence to dismiss the case against FLYNN.

But DOJ told Judge Sullivan both attorneys had verified the notes anyway. The details:…
Sullivan had already upbraided DOJ for "inadvertent" alterations made to Strzok/McCabe's notes. He asked the department last week to certify by Monday that there were no other alterations to the evidence.…
But in making that certification, DOJ raised new questions by indicating McCabe and Strzok's lawyers agreed there were no other alterations. Emails reviewed by POLITICO indicate both lawyers affirmatively declined to help assess the validity of the notes.…
The discrepancy between DOJ's assertion and the McCabe camp was first unearthed by @emptywheel. Later, Strzok's attorney shared correspondence with DOJ confirming the same disrepancy.…

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27 Oct
NEWS: A federal judge has denied DOJ's motion to substitute the U.S. government as the defendant in a private defamation suit against President Trump brought by E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s.…
Naming the U.S. as defendant would likely have killed the suit, since the federal government is immune from civil litigation.

"Ms. Carroll would be left with no remedy, even if the president’s statements were false and defamatory," the judge wrote.…
NOTABLE: Kaplan says that because no one can order Trump to speak, or not speak, about anything, he can't be construed as acting as an employee of the government when he opined on @ejeancarroll's accusation.…
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23 Oct
JUST IN: Judge Sullivan in the FLYNN case is ordering DOJ to certify under penalty of perjury by Monday that no other documents were altered.
Sullivn says these documents are typically accepted at face value but DOJ has already acknowledged two crucial documents were altered — inadvertently, they say — in ways that supported the case for dismissal.
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19 Oct
NEW: Donald Trump has shown disinterest in — if not outright disdain for — his intel agencies since he took office.

Joe Biden’s team is already contemplating how to repair the relationship — and who to appoint — if they win. w/ @NatashaBertrand…
The CIA got an early dose of Trump’s disinterest in 2017, when Trump interrupted a highly classified briefing at his NJ club to ask for a malted milkshake. A memorable anecdote, courtesy of @NatashaBertrand…
Several House intel Democrats told us they’d encourage a potential Biden administration recruit agents and senior officials who quit under Trump.

One name they all had in common: Sue Gordon, the former deputy DNI. They’d like to see her return.…
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14 Oct
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Also, recall:…
Again, stipulating that the suspect email is real, there's literally nothing in it that says Joe Biden met with a Burisma adviser.

"The opportunity to meet," may just as easily have meant Hunter promised a meeting in the future that may never have occurred.
Lastly, if such a meeting occurred, it should be pretty easy to pinpoint with accuracy when and where, which would seem an important part of reporting a story like this before blasting out the innuendo — especially given the suspect actors involved.
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NEW: PELOSI and Rep. RASKIN plan to introduce legislation tomorrow to establish a commission under the 25th Amendment charged with evaluating the president's mental/physical capacity.
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Here is that Raskin bill, which tomorrow's 25th amendment announcement will be based on:…
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The alleged conspirators staked out Whitmer's vacation home on Aug 29 and in mid-Sept.

They planned to grab her — if not kill her outright — in October and hold a "trial" for "treason."

The allegations, supported by extensive evidence, are harrowing.…
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