Apple Says It Turned Over Data on Trump in 2018

The company notified Donald F. McGahn II last month that it had been subpoenaed for his account information three years ago.

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McGahn Affirmed That Trump Tried to Oust Mueller

The former White House counsel testified behind closed doors last week about the former president’s attempts to interfere with the Russia investigation.

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McGahn Breaks Little New Ground in Closed-Door Testimony

A transcript of the former White House counsel’s appearance, which ended a two-year dispute between the Justice Department and Congress over a subpoena, will be made public next week.

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Robert Mueller will take law students behind the decision-making process of the Russia inquiry.

Mr. Mueller and three lawyers who worked with him plan to explain the challenges that prosecutors faced and the legal context behind critical decisions.

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Release the Barr-Trump Memo on Obstruction of Justice

Did the former Attorney General William P. Barr use his mighty powers to protect his boss?

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-information-act, #impeachment, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Fights to Keep Secret a Memo on Clearing Trump in Russia Inquiry

The move put the Biden administration in the position of defending the secrecy of a memo related to the disputed decision to clear President Donald J. Trump.

#barr-william-p, #jackson-amy-berman, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Aims to Keep Secret Part of Barr-Era Memo on Trump

The move put the Biden administration in the position of defending the secrecy of a memo related to the disputed decision to clear President Donald J. Trump.

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Aide Says Cuomo Groped Her, as New Details of Account Emerge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo characterized the new allegations as “gut-wrenching,” but insisted that he has “never done anything like this.”

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #times-union-albany

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Cuomo Faces New Accusation of Inappropriate Touching

An unidentified staff member said the incident occurred when she was working at the Executive Mansion, where the governor lives. Few details have emerged.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Cuomo Inquiry to Be Led by 2 Lawyers, Including Ex-U.S. Attorney

The attorney general named a former federal prosecutor, Joon H. Kim, and an employment lawyer, Anne L. Clark, to lead the investigation that may determine the governor’s future.

#clark-anne-l, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #kim-joon-h, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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A Governor in Isolation: How Andrew Cuomo Lost His Grip on New York

Amid calls for his resignation, the governor is relying on a shrinking circle of advisers to help him navigate the biggest crises of his political life.

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Cuomo Is Told to Preserve Records at Issue in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

The directive came as Mr. Cuomo faced a new accusation that an aide had completed the sexual harassment training he was required to undergo for him.

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What We Know About Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims

Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

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Cuomo Investigation: Governor Attacked Over His ‘Independent Review’ of Sex Harassment Claims

Democratic leaders in Albany questioned the impartiality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to lead the inquiry, while others called for his immediate resignation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #jones-barbara-s, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Another Alaska Attorney General Resigns

Ed Sniffen’s resignation came less than six months after his predecessor, Kevin G. Clarkson, resigned amid revelations that he had sent hundreds of text messages to a female state employee.

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Democrats Are Determined to Pressure Biden to Investigate Trump

Wide segments of the party are eager to see investigations and prosecutions of President Trump and his allies, while President-elect Joseph Biden is taking a more measured approach.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hatch-act-1939, #impeachment, #presidential-transition-us, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Accountability After Trump

How can America rebuild democracy’s guardrails and hold the past administration to account for its lawlessness?

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Barr Says C.I.A. ‘Stayed in Its Lane’ in Examining Russian Election Interference

In an interview with a Wall Street Journal columnist, the attorney general defended his legacy and criticized the special counsel’s investigation.

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Investigation of His Son Is Likely to Hang Over Biden as He Takes Office

Unless the Trump Justice Department clears Hunter Biden, the new president will confront the prospect of his own administration handling an inquiry that could expose his son to criminal prosecution.

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Citing Trump’s Pardon, Judge Dismisses Case Against Michael Flynn

A federal judge portrayed the Justice Department’s prior attempt to drop the case as unlikely to have met legal standards as legitimate.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barr-william-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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I Wrote the Special Counsel Rules. Barr Has Abused Them.

There is no reason for the outgoing attorney general to appoint his preferred prosecutor for the continuing Trump-Russia inquiry.

#barr-william-p, #durham-john-h, #elections-attorneys-general, #justice-department, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j

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Barr Makes Durham a Special Counsel in a Bid to Entrench Scrutiny of the Russia Inquiry

The move would leave the investigation into the Trump-Russia inquiry open when the Biden administration takes over.

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Citing Pardon, Justice Dept. Asks Judge to ‘Immediately’ Dismiss Flynn Case

Prosecutors also revealed in a court filing that President Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn was written broadly to end the former aide’s legal jeopardy.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

The president’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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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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No Charges for Indianapolis Officer Who Fatally Shot Dreasjon Reed After Chase

The man, Dreasjon Reed, was streaming live on Facebook during the chase, and thousands of people were tuned in when he was shot.

#attacks-on-police, #facebook-inc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Comey to Defend Russia Inquiry in Senate Testimony

The former F.B.I. director has long been a target of President Trump’s.

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Mueller Rebuts Insider’s Criticisms of Trump Investigation

In a rare public statement, the former special counsel said one of the top prosecutors in his office had “incomplete information” about decision-making.

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Justice Dept. Documents Highlight Criticisms of Mueller Inquiry

The attorney general provided information on two matters to President Trump’s allies that was meant to damage the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation and the special counsel’s office.

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In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clinton Foundation

John Durham’s team has sought information about the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor’s review.

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A Prosecutor’s Backstage Tour of the Mueller Investigation

Andrew Weissmann, a top lawyer in the special counsel’s office, details the investigators’ findings and frustrations in his new memoir, “Where Law Ends.”

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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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White Bar Owner Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Black Man During Protest

The charges against Jake Gardner in the May 30 killing of James Scurlock in Omaha include manslaughter and making terrorist threats.

#assaults, #bars-and-nightclubs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nebraska, #omaha-neb, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Top Aide in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept.

The resignation came amid increasing expectations that the department may disclose partial results from the review before it is completed but ahead of the presidential election.

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Justice Dept. Never Fully Examined Trump’s Ties to Russia, Ex-Officials Say

The former deputy attorney general maneuvered to keep investigators from completing an inquiry into whether the president’s personal and financial links to Russia posed a national security threat.

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Justice Dept. Questions Former C.I.A. Director for 8 Hours

John O. Brennan is a witness, not a target, in the inquiry being led by John H. Durham, a U.S. attorney, but the C.I.A. under Barack Obama could be subject to further criticism by the Trump administration.

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Final Report on Russian Interference and Ties to Trump Is Released by G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel

A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel’s findings at a moment when President Trump’s allies have sought to undermine that inquiry.

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Smollett Case: Special Prosecutor Finds ‘Abuses of Discretion’

An investigation has found that the state’s attorney’s office did not violate the law in its handling of the case against the actor Jussie Smollett, but it cited substantial “operational failures.”

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Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Durham Investigation

Prosecutors are not expected to reveal any evidence of a broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials.

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Why the Mueller Investigation Failed

Jeffrey Toobin’s “True Crimes and Misdemeanors” examines the battle over Robert Mueller’s report and how President Trump prevailed.

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Will Bill Barr Try to Help Trump Win the Election?

Two investigations appear to be potential fodder for pre-election political machinations.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protests Response

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats, Defending Responses to Protests and Russia Inquiry

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His Unmasking.

After a Russia expert who had collected research on Donald Trump for a disputed dossier agreed to tell the F.B.I. what he knew about it, law enforcement officials declassified a road map to identifying him.

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F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Saw Basis in Early 2017 to Doubt Dossier

Newly declassified documents added more fodder for the continuing political fight over an aspect of the Trump-Russia investigation.

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We Can Still Get the Truth From Roger Stone

The Justice Department should vindicate the rule of law by putting him before a grand jury.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #perjury, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j

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Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone?

I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

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In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

Breaking his silence, the former special counsel rebutted President Trump’s attacks on the Russia investigation and said Mr. Stone had been prosecuted “because he committed federal crimes.”

#mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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Trump’s Clemency Came After Displays of Loyalty by Stone

The extraordinary decision to commute the prison sentence of an embattled adviser demonstrates how the president has managed to bend America’s legal machinery to his advantage.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wikileaks

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Release of Full Mueller Report

The move almost certainly means that blacked-out passages requested by Congress will stay secret at least until after the presidential election.

#house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #house-of-representatives, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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