Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data

A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney’s prosecution of Paul Manafort was barred by the double jeopardy rule.

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In Trump’s Pardons, Disdain for Accountability

President Donald J. Trump’s clemency actions underscored his animosity toward a justice system seeking to punish corruption and betrayals of public trust.

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Trump’s Most Disgusting Pardons

Blackwater mercenaries committed a massacre. Now they’ll go free.

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Trump Gives Clemency to More Allies, Including Manafort, Stone and Charles Kushner

It was the second wave of pardons and commutations by the president in two days, showing his willingness to use his power aggressively on behalf of loyalists.

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Only 9 Trials in 9 Months: Virus Wreaks Havoc on N.Y.C. Courts

The coronavirus has upended criminal trials in the city, infiltrating courtrooms in ways that threaten both health and justice.

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White House Weighs Pardon Blitz Before Trump’s Exit

Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.

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Should Trump Be Prosecuted?

Being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law.

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Once the Disease of Gluttonous Aristocrats, Gout Is Now Tormenting the Masses

It can be tempting to ascribe the affliction’s prevalence to our current climate of indulgence, but that’s not the full story.

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Manafort Prosecution Barred by Double Jeopardy Rule, Appeals Court Says

The Manhattan district attorney has tried to ensure Paul Manafort would still face prison time if President Trump pardoned him.

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Mueller’s Team Could Have Done More to Investigate Trump-Russia Links, Insider Says

A new book by one of the special counsel’s top deputies, Andrew Weissmann, is the first inside account of the investigation.

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The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed.

“Cooperation” or “collusion” or whatever. It was a plot against American democracy.

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Report Details Manafort’s Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent

The former campaign chairman Paul Manafort kept in close touch with a longtime colleague whom Senate investigators identified as a Russian intelligence officer.

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What We Learned From Report on 2016 Trump Campaign and Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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8 Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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Trump Dismisses Criticism of Law Enforcement (Unless It’s His)

President Trump regularly assails law enforcement officials who investigate him or his friends as “dirty cops,” while staunchly defending the police who are accused of mistreating anyone else.

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Michael Cohen, Disgraced Ex-Trump Lawyer, to Be Released From Prison

Mr. Cohen had asked to be released over health concerns tied to the coronavirus.

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Paul Manafort, Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager, Released from Prison

Paul Manafort, who had been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence in Pennsylvania for fraud, is among the prisoners released over the spreading coronavirus.

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Skadden Said to Have Paid $11 Million to Settle Ukraine Dispute

The law firm paid a former Ukrainian prime minister, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, and an associate to avert a suit over its role in a report justifying her imprisonment by a political rival.

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