Marcy Wheeler Biography
Marcy Wheeler is an American independent journalist specializing in national security and civil liberties. Wheeler publishes on her own site, Emptywheel, established in July 2011. She has reported on United States v. Libby (the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby) and the investigation of President Donald Trump’s possible connections to Russia, among other national security matters.
Marcy Wheeler Age
Marcy Wheeler age is not recorded in his record so far but we will update you very soon.
Marcy Wheeler Net worth
Marcy Wheeler earns her income from her work as a journalist. She also earns her income from her businesses and other organizations including the Awards industry. She has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars.
Marcy Wheeler Education
Marcy Wheeler attended Amherst College where she graduated with a BA from Amherst College in 1990. With an interest in the way, businesses use language and later joined the University of Michigan.
Marcy Wheeler Early life
Marcy Wheeler spent the next five years in corporate consulting, specifically teaching employees to compose large documents. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from her native New York City for graduate school in 1995. In 2000, she earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan, writing her dissertation on the feuilleton, a literary-journalistic essay form that is often self-published.
In her online “Prologue” to Anatomy of Deceit, she observes the feuilleton essay as an important medium for expressing opinions which might ordinarily be censored due to government displeasure, citing recent examples such as former Czechoslovakian dissident and former Czech President Václav Havel.
Marcy Wheeler Journalist
Marcy Wheeler makes occasional contributions to the commentary and analysis section for The Guardian, progressive news site Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and Michigan Liberal. Between early December 2007 and July 2011, Wheeler published primarily on Jane Hamsher’s FireDogLake (FDL) and prior to that on The Next Hurrah. Many of Wheeler’s 2007 blog entries at The Next Hurrah focused on the Congressional hearings into the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys subsequent to the November 2006 U.S. midterm election.
During the United States the Libby, trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, she reported on testimony as one of the few press-accredited bloggers allowed in the courtroom. In her account, she describes her entries as “not a transcript”; nevertheless, such bloggers’ eye-witness accounts served as sources of reliable information about the trial for readers. In his column/blog White House Watch, published in washingtonpost.com, Dan Froomkin cited the efforts of Firedoglake in live-blogging the Libby trial as “essential reading” (page 3).
During the trial, she appeared on camera in video reports posted online on PoliticsTV.com, along with other accredited Libby trial blogger-correspondents such as TalkLeft creator Jeralyn Merritt and FDL creator Jane Hamsher and FDL principal blogger Christy Hardin Smith. She held an unpaid, part-time position as “Senior Policy Analyst” at The Intercept for several months after its February 2014 launch. She has described that period as a “chaotic time,” and said that working there “was a pain in the ass.”
Particularly she became into conflict with editor-in-chief John Cook, who refused to pay for her work and expertise, was reluctant to publish what she believed was an important surveillance story, and excluded her from the first meeting of all staff reporters which she construed as Cook’s opinion that she was not a worthy journalist. Consequently, she resigned.
She became a witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s possible connections to Russia after outing one of her sources to the FBI in 2017. She campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean in 2004 and is a former vice chairwoman of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.
Marcy Wheeler Anatomy of Deceit|Book
Marcy Wheeler has a reputation on blogger stems from her analysis and on the outing of the covert CIA identity of Valerie E. Wilson, also known as Valerie Plame, and the Bush administration’s justification for 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Iraq War. Several of her posts led to follow-up stories in the mainstream media.
She published her first book publication by FDL Books (Vaster Books), “in order to have Marcy [Wheeler]’s work seen by a larger audience,” FireDogLake and Daily Kos jointly published her book on the CIA leak scandal, entitled Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy, on January 28, 2007.
- Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy 2007
Marcy Wheeler Related media articles and interviews
- Due to her extensive research about the outing of Valerie Plame and her coverage of the Libby trial as a blogger, Wheeler was a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
- She was interviewed by online media outlets such as The Raw Story
- Sean Paul Kelley interviewed her live on radio for the blog The Agonist, as posted on Radio Agonist.
- Amy Goodman interviewed her along with Murray Waas on the radio program Democracy Now!
- She was also a special guest at the Daily Kos “YearlyKos Convention” fundraiser in New York City, on March 10, 2007.
Marcy Wheeler Mueller
The special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian interference and the Trump campaign. This giant drop of news contains little actual information for the moment, in proportion to the sensation it set off. Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist and national security expert who’s going to try and help us quell the frenzy, I’m sure. Thanks so much for being with us, Marcy.
Marcy Wheeler Trump
It’s Mueller time at last. The Special Counsel completed his report on Friday, and Attorney General William Barr submitted his findings to Congress on Sunday afternoon. Though we’ve yet to see the full report, the initial news seems positive for the Trump administration. Barr’s four-page letter claims that Robert Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” Conservatives promptly celebrated, as did Trump, who claimed in a tweet that he’d been exonerated by the report.
For months, liberals and never-Trumpers alike had longed for a more dramatic conclusion to the Mueller investigation. Now it looks like they expected too much from the Special Counsel, and forgot that the path to justice is often circuitous. The investigation’s limitations were clear from the start, but that did not prevent it from occupying pride of place in many imaginations. This was always a fantasy, dependent on the whims of a Trump-appointed attorney general and limited by the reasons for Trump’s victory.
It’s early yet, and we may ultimately conclude that Barr sidestepped his legal responsibilities by dismissing evidence that Trump obstructed justice, as Marcy Wheeler argued on Sunday afternoon. But even if the DOJ had decided to pursue new indictments, we would be left, still, with political problems the government is in no position to resolve. As damaging as new indictments would be to Trump’s chances for re-election, they would not strip away the white nationalism that made him president. The Russian government did not plant racism and jingoism in American hearts.
Thus, Barr’s inaction does not alter the bedrock facts of our situation. It does not rebut the case for impeachment. The Mueller investigation had proven to be a story of legitimate importance months ago; the probe produced indictments that reveal profound corruption at the highest levels of power. Whatever the full text of the report shows, it won’t diminish the urgency of our political crisis. We already knew that Trump had likely committed tax fraud, that corruption infects his inner circle and his administration.
More to the point, we already knew that he was a bigot whose temperament, antipathy for the poor, and hostility to the human rights of immigrants made him unfit for the office of president. The Mueller investigation did not concern itself with those matters. The FBI was never in any position to rescue Americans from the full threat Trump poses to their liberties. So we occupy the same position today that we did on Friday.
Even if the report had somehow led to the removal of Trump from office, the forces that made Trump president would persist. America would be just as unequal and as violent as it’s always been, damaged by the same inequalities that our norms failed to prevent and even helped to flourish. The change will not come from the pen of Robert Mueller, but through mass movement and electoral change. There’s no point in waiting for a savior.