Felix Sater -- born Felix Mikhailovich Sheferovsky -- is of course a Russian, and colluded with the Hillary campaign to influence the 2016 election by smearing Trump with lies compiled into a "dossier".
Our intel agencies have forgotten who is in charge
Ultimately, the intel agencies are nothing more than policy advisors and information gathering aids. They aren't supposed to be making policy decisions they are supposed to be helping the President make good policy decisions. And you don't do that by leaking about what bad decisions you think the President is making.
In case you don't remember, Weissman is one of Mueller's lawyers. He has a rather vicious reputation for being ruthless and unethical.
Stone has released what he claims is proof of the leak to CNN by Weissman. It's based on differences between the documents he received from CNN reporters and those publically posted, combined with metadata indicating the documents' author ("AAW") and creation date (1/23/19, before it was filed). In other words, the CNN reporter sent him Weissman's working copy directly rather than retrieving an official court document.
Is it real? No idea. But that's the standard these days, right?
As they say in the news media, if true, this could get Weissman in real trouble. It's not proof he leaked the document, but the list of people who would have access to it is surely very short and all of them would be on Mueller's team.
Instapundit is now featuring begging posts from people asking other people to pay for their "costs" in getting over anorexia. If you don't know, anorexia is a mental disorder involving the desire to be unhealthily thin. Primarily suffered by females in appearance-related roles (actresses, models, etc) and those who aspire to be beautiful like them (ie, almost every teenage girl ever).
I'm sure it's not much fun to deal with, but it's not a medical problem outside of your own control. You're basically just starving yourself, which causes health problems when taken to extremes.
It's really not an appropriate use of crowdfunding, and while Glenn and friends can do whatever they want with their platform, I'm personally disappointed and a little offended that they used it to promote someone's self-interested bleg for help with a self-inflicted medical problem.
As long as he keeps creating new "process crimes" to investigate, Mueller can keep the investigation going. He can simply outlast the people who want to rein him in, and every time he gets pressure from Trump, or Barr, or Whitaker, to hurry up and write his report and get it over with, he just turns over another rock and raids someone else and has to spend months going their records before he can be finished.
Even in the face of a known-wolf terrorist shouting a Muslim war cry as he kills people at a Christmas market, and the admission by the French government that the attack was terrorism, the New York Times remains uncertain of the attacker's motive.
Someone finally found a Russian willing to plead guilty to collusion in trying to influence an election. It wasn't Mueller, and she wasn't colluding with Trump. According to her plea, she was "colluding" by shacking up with an older man (he's 50, she's 30) while in the United States. She was supposed to -- again, according to the plea, which should be taken with a large helping of salt -- "develop and exploit" relationships with politically influential figures and organizations, including the National Rifle Association. Her role in this "conspiracy" appears to be attending an annual NRA meeting and talked to people there, including unnamed politicians.
Russia denies she was an agent, of course, which probably has no evidentiary value either way. And she's been in jail for 6 months already, after originally pleading not guilty, so she's been under massive pressure to get this whole thing over with. As with Flynn, sometimes the process is the punishment, and eventually you plead guilty to get some kind of closure.
She's basically pleading guilty to not registering as a foreign agent, not to doing anything illegal while she was here.
I think there are substantial First Amendment issues with this charge, including this gag order issue, but of course pleading guilty gets around that.
Volokh has a lot of details about the case. The fact that the now presumably solid conservative court is willing to hear the case suggests that they have at least 5 votes for a 2nd Amendment that exists outside the home. The questions surrounding Ginsbug's health at the moment only make things more interesting.
Treasury officials leaking Trump financial information to the press
For the record, a bank files a "suspicious activity report" on any transaction greater than $10,000 (or multiple lesser transactions that appear to be structured to avoid the reporting threshold). So, basically, this is reporting that Trump has a lot of money and sometimes moves it around.
He was 25 at the time the yearbook was published. That's well into adulthood. As someone who was alive in 1984, I can assure you that Klan robes and blackface were not considered acceptable in any context. And this idiot chose to publish them and promote them as part of his public and permanent image.
Oh, and his nickname was Coonman, which seems potentially awkward in context too.
Mind you, I think the claim to have recordings of Deripaska colluding about Trump is and has always been bunk. You think Deripaska wouldn't have noticed her recording things?
But that she overheard Deripaska talking about colluding with Trump... to the FBI, when they asked him about it, well, that wouldn't surprise me. That would be an easy conversation to misunderstand, especially hearing only one side, as you would overhearing a phone call.
Of course, it's equally possibly she was lying and has no relationship to Deripaska at all, or that she was telling the truth and was threatened into silence.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group owned by Bloomberg, is claiming devastating effects. Which, of course, will not come true. Where's my evidence for that? The 13 other states that have had constitutional carry for a while now.
CONFIRMED: Every email Hillary sent was cc'd to a foreign address
The FBI ignored this, even though they knew of it during the investigation into Clinton's email server. Strzok, in particular, knew about it while he was on the investigation and then told Congress he didn't remember it.