Forensic News Roundup: Unverified Russian intel spread by Fox News

October 15, 2020 6:32 am By

Fox News: Russian laundromat The Trump administration has been using conservative outlets like Fox News to launder unverified Russian intelligence intended to denigrate Democratic officials and candidates. In the latest instance last week, DNI John Ratcliffe declassified handwritten notes from 2016 by then-CIA Director John Brennan stating that he had briefed […]

Forensic News Roundup: Subversion of the election

September 28, 2020 9:49 am By

Trump’s plan to stay in power Last week, Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens…You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid […]

The Trumpification of the Federal Judiciary: Part One

September 25, 2020 6:48 am By

Author’s note: This piece is the result of many months of research, data collection, and analysis. Due to the intensive time requirement, the numbers contained within are accurate as of September 1, 2020. Since then, a vacancy has opened on the Supreme Court with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

Forensic News Roundup: Mueller criminal referrals closed

September 21, 2020 8:54 am By

The Mueller probe Documents released by the DOJ related to investigations started by Mueller revealed that his team found evidence that a Trump Campaign vendor and pro-Trump PAC violated numerous laws. The cases were referred to other offices for potential charges, but none were ultimately brought (see the last page in […]

Forensic News Roundup: GOP source has been a Russian agent for a decade

September 14, 2020 9:59 am By

GOP source is a Russian agent The Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Andriy Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker, accusing him of being an “active Russian agent” who is part of Moscow’s interference in the 2020 campaign. Derkach has been actively promoting discredited anti-Biden materials for many months, including meeting with Trump’s lawyer […]

Forensic News Roundup: Misinformation enters presidential race

September 7, 2020 6:55 am By

The misinformation playbook The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in July withheld an intelligence bulletin warning of a Russian plot to spread misinformation regarding Joe Biden’s mental health. The bulletin, titled “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of U.S. Candidates to Influence 2020 Election,” was blocked by the office of acting DHS Secretary Chad […]

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