In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Flynn Cuts His Deal
ABC News is reporting that in exchange with “only” being charged with two counts of lying to the FBI during its investigation of him, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will “testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.”
I’ve said before that the only reason for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to cut a deal with Flynn would be if Flynn could help Mueller reel in an even bigger fish than himself. And there really could be only one fish matching that description.