Matthew Cole (@matthewacole )

Matthew Cole

Bio investigative reporter @theintercept PGP Public Key: bit.ly/ZdHfNL
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Twitter Web App : Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement reut.rs/3om15Bp

Twitter Web App : Exclusive: A Russian Pantsir air defence missile system captured on a Libyan battlefield was flown intact to a US air base in Germany in a covert mission, The Times has learnt.

thetimes.co.uk/article/russia…

Twitter Web App : UAE buys Russian missile system, pays Russian Mercenaries to operate it on behalf of renegade Libyan commander, and then loses it. All in violation of UN embargo.

With friends like these...

thetimes.co.uk/article/russia…

Twitter Web App : The pardon for #SteveBannon has been released (h/t Matthew Cole).

It contains significant gaps that allow the Department of Justice to pursue other criminal charges.

Andrew Weissmann writes a new postscript to his article.

justsecurity.org/74241/the-gaps…

Twitter Web App : Here is the link to the DOJ page where each 19 Jan pardon is individually shown:

justice.gov/pardon/page/fi…

Heres Broidys, for example:

Twitter Web App : DOJ posted Trumps Jan 19th Pardon specifics:

justice.gov/pardon/pardons…

This is Steve Bannons pardon.

Twitter Web App : emptywheel Trump's Jan 19th pardon parameters are up:

justice.gov/pardon/pardons…

Bannon's specifically:

justice.gov/file/1358426/d…

Twitter for iPad : Duke really should get more credit for being ahead of his time twitter.com/adamgoldmannyt…

Twitter for iPad : Matthew Cole Mentioned it briefly here:

emptywheel.net/2021/01/20/ban…

I assume we'll see specific language registered at DOJ today, but there is space to expand the pardon beyond the Build the Wall charges.

Twitter for iPad : I would really be interested in Dr. emptywheel thoughts on the language used to pardon Bannon (and everyone else who got their pardons prior to adjudication in their respective cases.)

“For the offenses against the US individually enumerated and set before me for my consideration”

Twitter for iPad : Here’s the official paper on the pardons, including the rather broad language

justice.gov/file/1357121/d…

Twitter for iPad : Trump pardons Bannon, Broidy and Lil Wayne....

Very surprised by who is not on the list. whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…

Twitter for iPad : Says something about where we are as a country that "Yes Senator, actually we'll follow the law" is a noteworthy statement in this context. But it is noteworthy, and also very welcome. twitter.com/NBCNews/status…

Twitter for iPad : Here’s the difference, folks.

When Colin Kaepernick speaks out against racial injustice, no team will sign him.

When Josh Hawley gets dropped for helping incite an insurrection, he lands another book deal in less than 2 weeks.

This is what white privilege looks like.

Twitter for iPad : I keep thinking about how much trouble we could have avoided had DOJ not been afraid of arresting any of Trump's associates, notably his lawyers.

Imagine the trouble we could have avoided, for example, if Rudy had been fighting prosecution for the last 2 years.