Justice Dept. Will Toughen Rules for Seizing Lawmakers’ Data, Garland Says

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met with news media executives amid fallout over prosecutors’ seizures of records from phone and tech companies for leak inquiries.

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Justice Dept. Watchdog and Senate Open Inquiries Into Seizure of Democrats’ Data

Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry.

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In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers

Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.

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Trump Justice Dept. Tried to Use Grand Jury to Identify Nunes Critic on Twitter

An unsealed court filing shows that the social media company fought the subpoena, which the Biden administration is said to have withdrawn.

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House, Biden Administration Reach Deal Over McGahn Testimony

A terse announcement signaled a possible end to a long-running constitutional lawsuit. But former President Donald J. Trump is not a party to the arrangement.

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N.Y. Seeks Trump Insider’s Records, in Apparent Bid to Gain Cooperation

State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed the personal bank records of the Trump Organization’s longtime C.F.O. and are scrutinizing gifts he received from the former president.

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Judges Express Skepticism Over Trump’s Bid to Block Tax Return Subpoena

A three-judge appeals panel is expected to rule soon in the legal battle to obtain eight years of the president’s tax returns.

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Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

The president is appealing an order that allowed his tax returns and other financial records to be released to the Manhattan district attorney.

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House Panel to Subpoena DeJoy Over Mail Delays and Trump Communications

The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee said the postmaster general had withheld requested documents, telling her panel his verbal testimony should suffice.

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Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to D.A., Judge Rules

A federal judge rejected the president’s argument that a subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns was ‘wildly overbroad.’

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Trump Is Not Entitled to Details of Tax Returns Inquiry, D.A. Says

Manhattan prosecutors said in new court filings that the president did not have a right to know why a grand jury demanded his tax records.

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Trump’s Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry

The subpoena, sent to Deutsche Bank, suggests that the inquiry into President Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

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Don’t Be Fooled, Trump Is a Winner in the Supreme Court Tax Case

His taxes will probably not become public before the election. And that is what he most cares about.

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Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Can Block Release of Tax Records

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the justices are set to issue highly anticipated decisions on whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Republicans Secure More Subpoena Power in Push to Discredit Russia Inquiry

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee authorized their chairman to subpoena dozens of F.B.I. and former Obama administration officials, including a top aide to Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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The Conference Call Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court considered two sets of cases with potentially historic implications for presidential power — over the phone.

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Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

The court will hear highly anticipated arguments over whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

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