Couple of quick notes, here.
The escape room burglar? Is absolutely the best thing I’ve read all week. I’ve been dying all morning over this.
Since this is the first time I’m linking to them that I can think of, Emptywheel is a professional blog written by lawyers, independent journalists, and writers and experts of various stripes. The writer of the article linked below is Marcy Wheeler, an independent natsec journalist who’s published articles at various professional news outlets and other publications, been on TV, and is an all-around reliable reporter.
Vox.com has several articles about today’s election hacking news and indictments, so it’s worth heading over there for a scroll through their front page.
5 Things to Read Today
- SCotUSBlog: Introduction: A close look at Judge Brett Kavanaugh – “Although Kavanaugh was not a household name before his nomination, he was already well known in the D.C. legal and political communities.”
- Ars Technica: Burglar breaks into “escape room” business, panics, and calls 911 – “A burglar in Vancouver, Washington made four panicked 911 calls after breaking into an ‘escape room’ business last weekend—and having trouble getting out.”
- Emptywheel: The Russian Hack – “Mueller’s team just announced (and announced the transfer, as I predicted) of the Russian hack indictment, naming 12 GRU officers for the hack of the Hillary campaign, the DNC, and the DCCC. This will be a working thread.”
- Vox: Mueller’s new indictments remind us of 2 core truths about the Trump-Russia story – “Crimes were committed and Trump has sought impunity for the criminals.”
- Vox: The Mueller indictments reveal the timing of the DNC leak was intentional – “The indictments suggest Russian hackers and Wikileaks planned to sow discord between Clinton and Sanders camps during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.”
All right, folks, it’s Friday. Get outta here.