Why Tucker Carlson Is Obsessed With Kristen Clarke

She’s a fighter for civil rights. Of course Fox News is trying to smear her.

#anti-defamation-league, #carlson-tucker, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clarke-kristen-1974, #fox-news-channel, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Howard Weitzman, Defense Lawyer for the Famous, Dies at 81

A master practitioner of the courthouse-steps news conference, he often made his case in the court of public opinion. He also made lawsuits disappear.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #jackson-michael, #legal-profession, #news-and-news-media, #simpson-o-j, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weitzman-howard-1939-2021, #wills-and-estates

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Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93

Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.

#attorneys-general, #clark-ramsey, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #legal-profession, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnam-war

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The Courtroom Sketch: A Piece of History, and Art

The Library of Congress recently added more than 200 sketches of the Rodney King police brutality trial to its collection. “We are drawing history in the making,” one sketch artist said.

#art, #chaney-mary-1927-2004, #church-marilyn, #collectors-and-collections, #courtroom-sketch-artists, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #king-rodney-glen, #legal-profession, #libraries-and-librarians, #library-of-congress

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An Accidental Disclosure Exposes a $1 Billion Tax Fight With Bristol Myers

The I.R.S. believes the American drugmaker used an abusive offshore scheme to avoid federal taxes.

#accounting-and-accountants, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #corporate-taxes, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #legal-profession, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #tax-evasion, #tax-shelters, #whitecase

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Black N.F.L. Players Want New Advocate in Concussion Settlement

Players said the lawyer for the N.F.L. retiree class knew that race-based criteria were used to deny Black players’ dementia claims. A review of eight such rejections seems to support their argument.

#black-people, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #dementia, #discrimination, #football, #henry-kevin-1968, #legal-profession, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #seeger-christopher, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-medical

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Barbara Ann Rowan, Who Spurred Advances for Black Lawyers, Dies at 82

As a Black lawyer she protested a racial slur during a bar association speech after forging a trail as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

#alexandria-va, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #new-york-city, #rowan-barbara-ann-1938-2020, #women-and-girls

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Robert Altman, Video Game Mogul Who Survived Scandal, Dies at 73

He and his mentor, Clark Clifford, were caught up in a major financial fraud case. He later switched careers to lead the prominent game company ZeniMax.

#altman-robert-a, #bank-of-credit-and-commerce-international, #clifford-clark-m, #computer-and-video-games, #deaths-obituaries, #frauds-and-swindling, #legal-profession, #zenimax-media

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Lawyers Enabled Trump’s Worst Abuses

The legal profession must reckon with its complicity in Trump’s attack on democracy.

#american-bar-assn, #attorneys-general, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet the Four Harvard Law Grads Taking on the Entire Legal System

The founders of the People’s Parity Project are hoping to eliminate harassment and discrimination within the legal profession — and everywhere it operates. “You’re not alone in this.”

#metoo-movement, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #legal-profession, #sexual-harassment

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How Alan Dershowitz Became a Force in Clemency Grants

The lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who represented the former president in his first impeachment trial, used his access for a wide array of clients as they sought pardons or commutations.

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Naomi Levine, Lawyer Who Helped Transform N.Y.U., Dies at 97

She thrived in a profession where she found herself mostly surrounded by men, taking on leadership roles and helping to turn New York University into a top-tier institution.

#american-jewish-congress, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #jews-and-judaism, #legal-profession, #levine-naomi, #new-york-university, #women-and-girls

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Who Are David Schoen and Bruce Castor, Trump’s Impeachment Trial Lawyers?

The former president’s defense team brings together an Alabama civil rights and criminal defense lawyer and a former Pennsylvania prosecutor best known for not charging Bill Cosby.

#castor-bruce-1961, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #schoen-david-attorney, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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District Attorney Charged in Sexual Assaults on Former Clients

Chad Salsman, the elected prosecutor of Bradford County, Pa., was accused of preying on female clients who were in vulnerable legal or personal situations while he was their defense lawyer.

#metoo-movement, #bradford-county-pa, #chad-salsman, #elections-district-attorneys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #pennsylvania, #sex-crimes, #shapiro-josh-1973, #women-and-girls

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Trump Parts Ways With Lead Impeachment Lawyer

The move comes a little over a week before the former president’s Senate trial is set to begin and after a frantic search to secure a lead lawyer for his defense team.

#giuliani-rudolph-w, #herschmann-eric-d, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #paul-rand, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Calls Intensify to Censure Giuliani for His Work as Trump’s Lawyer

Two dozen prominent lawyers, including judges and former federal prosecutors, signed a formal complaint seeking the suspension of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s law license.

#chung-christine, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #legal-profession, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Deborah Rhode, Who Transformed the Field of Legal Ethics, Dies at 68

A Stanford professor, she pushed the legal profession to confront the ways it failed clients and to be more inclusive of women.

#deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #rhode-deborah-l, #stanford-university, #women-and-girls

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Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump

The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #corruption-institutional, #dowd-john-m, #giorno-karen, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #kiriakou-john-c, #legal-profession, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #tolman-brett, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walters-william-t

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After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump

White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he remains one of few people still willing to join Mr. Trump in the foxhole.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Hall of Fame Lawyer, a ‘Real Housewife’ and a Stunning Fall

One of the country’s premier “toxic tort” lawyers is accused of misappropriating money from families of victims of the Lion Air crash that led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. And that’s just the beginning.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #brockovich-erin, #embezzlement, #girardi-thomas-v, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #legal-profession, #lion-air, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar

The law firm, Foley & Lardner, had distanced itself from Cleta Mitchell after a recording of the call revealed she helped the president pressure Georgia elections officials.

#legal-profession, #mitchell-cleta, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Lawyer on Call Is a Conservative Firebrand Aiding His Push to Overturn Election

Cleta Mitchell had been quietly helping President Trump’s attempt to subvert the election results when the recording of him pressuring Georgia elections officials was revealed.

#content-type-personal-profile, #georgia, #legal-profession, #mitchell-cleta, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Ralph K. Winter Jr., a Top Conservative Judicial Mind, Dies at 85

As a scholar and a federal appellate judge, he changed the shape of laws on campaign finance and corporate governance.

#appeals-courts-us, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #winter-ralph-k, #yale-university

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Biden to Pick Brenda Mallory to Run the Council on Environmental Quality

The office, the Council on Environmental Quality, is expected to have an expanded focus on environmental justice under Ms. Mallory, an environmental lawyer.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #legal-profession, #mallory-brenda-1957, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-on-environmental-quality

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Lawrence Byrne, Former Lawyer for New York Police, Dies at 61

His younger brother, a police officer, was assassinated by a drug gang at 22, a key moment in the city’s crack epidemic of the 1980s.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #byrne-edward-r-1966-88, #byrne-lawrence-m-1959-2020, #criminal-justice, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #police, #police-department-nyc

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William Aronwald, Target of a Botched Mob Hit, Dies at 79

He was a prominent prosecutor in the 1970s. A blunder by hit men left his father dead.

#aronwald-george-m, #aronwald-william-i, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime

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How Is Trump’s Lawyer Jenna Ellis ‘Elite Strike Force’ Material?

She bills herself as a “constitutional law attorney.” Her experience doesn’t align with the sort of lawyer she plays on TV.

#content-type-personal-profile, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76

Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.

#african-national-congress, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #jana-priscilla-1943-2020, #legal-profession, #madikizela-mandela-winnie, #mandela-nelson, #robben-island-south-africa, #south-africa

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Drew Days, First Black Head of Civil Rights Unit, Dies at 79

Born in the segregated South, Mr. Days, who later became solicitor general, knew from an early age that he wanted to work for civil rights.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #days-drew-s, #deaths-obituaries, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #solicitors-general, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Growing Discomfort at Law Firms Representing Trump in Election Lawsuits

Some lawyers at Jones Day and Porter Wright, which have filed suits about the 2020 vote, said they were worried about undermining the electoral system.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cleveland-ohio, #columbus-ohio, #legal-profession, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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H. Jesse Arnelle, Pathbreaker in Corporate Law, Dies at 86

Thirty years after he led the Penn State basketball team to the Final Four, he and a friend started one of the few Black-owned firms catering to blue-chip clients.

#arnelle-h-jesse, #arnellehastie, #black-people, #corporations, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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‘What a Barrister Looks Like’: A Young Black Woman Paves the Way

Alexandra Wilson is working to change England’s legal establishment, and perceptions about who belongs in it, from the inside.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #great-britain, #legal-profession, #race-and-ethnicity, #wilson-alexandra-j, #women-and-girls

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Rebecca Cryer, 73, Tribal Judge and Oklahoma City Bomb Survivor, Dies

Judge Cryer, who traced her ancestry to the Pottawatamie people, traveled the country to assist poorly funded native courts. She died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cryer-rebecca-1946-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #native-americans, #university-of-oklahoma

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In China, the Formidable Prosecutor Turned Lonely Rights Defender

After sheltering a prominent dissident, Yang Bin, a former prosecutor, is now under the scrutiny of the police. But she has no regrets.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #guangdong-province-china, #guangzhou-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #legal-profession, #political-prisoners, #xu-zhiyong

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Bernard Cohen, Lawyer in Landmark Mixed-Marriage Case, Dies at 86

With Philip J. Hirschkop, he brought Loving v. Virginia to the Supreme Court, which struck down laws against interracial marriages.

#bernard-cohen, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #loving-mildred, #loving-richard, #marriages, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #virginia

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-notre-dame, #women-and-girls

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Ginsburg Clerks Remember Her as a Mentor Who Treated Them Like Family

With birthday cakes, baby clothes, meticulous edits and high standards, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forged a personal bond with her clerks that transcended the legal profession.

#families-and-family-life, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #legal-profession, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses. What Are They Buying?

Inside information and influence with the clerks’ former bosses may figure in the transactions, a new study suggests.

#bonuses, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #supreme-court-us, #wages-and-salaries

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Bill Gates Sr., Who Guided Billionaire Son’s Philanthropy, Dies at 94

He channeled support for campaigns to eradicate polio, reduce infant mortality, build schools and help find an AIDS vaccine — among other causes.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-bill-sr, #gates-melinda, #legal-profession, #microsoft-corp, #philanthropy

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Will Doug Emhoff’s Legal Career Be an Issue for the Biden-Harris Ticket?

Mr. Emhoff, the husband of Senator Kamala Harris, has a long record as a litigator at two of the nation’s top firms, posing potential conflicts that could draw scrutiny from both Republicans liberal Democrats alike.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #dla-piper, #emhoff-douglas-c, #harris-kamala-d, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Trump Docket: The Fights Fueling Trump’s Big Legal Bills

Donor money is helping pay for a dizzying array of litigation filed by the president or against him.

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How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills

As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.

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Bar and Medical Exam Delays Keep Graduates in Limbo

Many recent graduates can’t practice their professions without passing a licensing exam, but those tests have been disrupted for months by the coronavirus pandemic.

#accreditation, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #graduate-schools-and-students, #legal-profession, #shutdowns-institutional

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Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?

#baltimore-md, #chicago-ill, #columbus-ohio, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #domestic-violence, #ex-convicts, #florida, #foxx-kim, #jacksonville-fla, #legal-profession, #mosby-marilyn-j-1980, #police-department-nyc, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #st-louis-mo, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trump-donald-j

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Daughter of Haitian Immigrants Would Be 1st Black Woman on N.J. High Court

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, 39, would also be the only Black judge currently seated on the state’s Supreme Court.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #fabiana-pierre-louis, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #legal-profession, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state

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Former Manhattan Federal Prosecutor Fired by Trump to Teach at Stanford

Geoffrey S. Berman will be a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School.

#berman-geoffrey-s, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #legal-profession, #stanford-university, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Officials to Testify on Politicization Under Barr

Lawmakers will hear from officials claiming that politics drove decisions on the sentencing of a presidential ally and on antitrust actions.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #barr-william-p, #elias-john-w, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #shea-timothy-j-1960, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelinsky-aaron-s-j

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Shirley Siegel, Leading New York Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 101

Initially snubbed by 40 law firms, she went on to become the first female solicitor general of New York State and argued cases before the Supreme Court.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #legal-profession, #new-york-civil-liberties-union, #new-york-state, #siegel-shirley-a-1918-2020, #women-and-girls

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Jay Clayton, Low-Profile Regulator, Is Catapulted Into a Political Fight

Amid a muted tenure at the S.E.C., the corporate lawyer is now the Trump administration’s intended nominee to be the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barr-william-p, #berman-geoffrey-s, #clayton-walter-j, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

A lawyer for the trial judge told an appeals court why he wanted to examine the Justice Department’s “unusual” request to dismiss the charge.

#barr-william-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #gleeson-john, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilkinson-beth-a

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