It really wasn't a hoax...
Here's @jon_rauch on the subject:
These pieces actually understate the matter because they focus only on Russia. The simple truth of the matter is that the Trump presidency was the biggest counterintelligence disaster in the nation's history. It began during the campaign and ended when he left office. It included
Russia but was in no sense limited to Russia. It also included, among other countries, the UAE, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and factions in Ukraine. It was a broad-based effort by a raft of country to purchase what was obviously for sale: American policy.

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9 Dec
I had occasion last night to reread for the first time in many years Churchill's eulogy of Neville Chamberlain on the floor on the Commons. OMG is it great! So surprising in its generosity and warmth, so forgiving of Chamberlain's colossal wrongness, so resistant to the
schismatic urge in the face of evil, so willing to credit Chamberlain's motives and intentions, and his actions after the war began. This is the #CoalitionOfAllDemocraticForces at its very best.

Read it please. It will take 7 minutes of your life:…
Then ask yourself this question: If Churchill could make this speech about Chamberlain after Munich, during the War, after having been so deeply vindicated in his denunciations of Chamberlain's appeasement policies, knowing the disdain history would rightly have for Chamberlain,
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9 Dec
Before I go to bed, I here's an assembly of my various writing and speaking about Fred Hiatt this week. I have tweeted these all before, but this thread puts it all in one place.
The night of Fred's death, I talked about him with @Klonick and @GenevieveDFR on @inlieuoffunshow:
This morning, I talked about him with @SykesCharlie on the @BulwarkOnline Podcast.…
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27 Nov
.@anneapplebaum has done more to educate the English-speaking world about the mass crimes of the Soviet Union than any other writer of her generation. Not since Robert Conquest has there been a more important contribution, and unlike Conquest, who couldn’t write, Anne can.
Her book “Gulag” remains the single most important single volume of its kind. Here’s a story about Anne, John McCain and the book party for “Gulag” back when Poland still represented proudly democratic values.
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24 Nov
Ok, folks: You ready for the real answers?
"Nightmover" is, indeed, a book about Aldrich Ames
So far, the public is 1/1.
A "Black Box Warning" is, as the public voted, a stringent FDA warning.

Public score so far: 2/2
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24 Nov
Whenever I speak about Section 230, I always use the chat site Omegle as the prototype of a site that should not be immune for third-party posted content. I am so glad *someone*--the redoubtable @cagoldberglaw--is finally testing whether 230 really protects Omegle.
I have my doubts that this suit will survive a motion to dismiss under current law. But if you can read it without seething rage, and an overpowering sense that it *should* survive such a motion, I would love to hear a coherent argument that what Omegle...
does deserves blanket immunity from liability.…
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23 Nov
In honor of @HawleyMO, a poll.

The title “Nightmover” refers to:
The title “Black Box Warning” refers to:
The title “Mr. Mosquito” refers to:
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