Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.

In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and …

Source: Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.

“Did you bring your handcuffs?” AG Barr ribs Pelosi about contempt finding

I forgot that sergeant-at-arms is also a law enforcement agent. Between the Hells Angels and Jack Russ, the title had lost its house aura!

The attorney general joked about the House Judiciary Committee’s finding that he should be held in contempt of Congress.

Source: “Did you bring your handcuffs?” AG Barr ribs Pelosi about contempt finding

Marine vet accused of posing as Mexican drug cartel to extort members of his own right-wing militia

This is funny … to top it, it is in Eastern Washington too! Lets not forget he got 13% of the vote.

A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for a onetime candidate for Stevens County, Washington sheriff who allegedly tried to extort members of his right-wing militia group through anonymous written threats backed by insinuations they came from a Mexican drug cartel

Source: Marine vet accused of posing as Mexican drug cartel to extort members of his own right-wing militia

Startups are racing to commercialize DeepFakes’s powerful, internet-breaking AI

A slew of startups are using AI to push the boundaries of media manipulation–and they all promise to have ethics in mind.

Source: Startups are racing to commercialize DeepFakes’s powerful, internet-breaking AI

Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

But the more revealed, reveals more unknowns that Mueller could or did not figure out.

The intel committee’s top Republican and top Democrat have been openly fighting for more than a year. But there’s one thing they agree on: They need to hear from Robert Mueller.

Source: Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

The Consequences of Legislating Cyberlaw After Terrorist Attacks

In an extension of the article’s logic, and on a slightly more sinister side, the following statement would have been considered outlandish and a movie fiction conspiracy theory to an uninitiate just a little over a year ago: how hard is it for a any interest — political, religious, idealogical, a mix of all,  etc.  group or sub-group — desiring accumulation of power or influence through any means including legislation, surveillance, or social division or unrest it can benefit from, to persuade, collude, coordinate with or ask a foreign power, entity or interest with access to or influence in FTOs or TCOs, to effectuate (catastrophic) events that can facilitate or lead to those outcomes? A lot easier than the 2016 election interference which went on mostly by independent opposing self interests. For free, personal desire, vengeance, a favor or return of one?

Hastily drafted laws passed under pressure tend to create new problems while doing little to counter threats from terrorists and violent extremists.

Source: The Consequences of Legislating Cyberlaw After Terrorist Attacks

Senator James Eastland’s allegations about “Red spy rings” debunked by his own aide in FBI file

wince
/wins/
verb
  1. give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of or in anticipation of pain or distress.

Making him more sour and wining!

As part of a recent push to clear their FOIA backlog, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released 30 pages of new documents on Senator James Eastland, adding to the 521 previously released pages. Among the new documents is a remarkable one-page memo suggesting that Eastland’s public assertion about “Red spy rings” were the result of the Senator confusing New York Times reporters with spies.

Source: Senator James Eastland’s allegations about “Red spy rings” debunked by his own aide in FBI file