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Mystery Company Gets Stay In Mueller Subpoena Fight

Politico reports: Chief Justice John Roberts has stepped into a grand jury subpoena dispute that appears to involve special counsel Robert Mueller and an unknown company owned by a foreign country. Roberts issued an order late Sunday temporarily staying a contempt citation against the firm, as well as an escalating financial penalty a judge imposed for failing to comply with …

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Schiff: Democrats Will Subpoena Mueller’s Report If Trump Tries To Keep It Secret Via Executive Privilege

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says Democrats will subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s report if President Trump tries to invoke executive privilege to keep it secret. “I’m prepared to make sure we do everything possible so that the public has the advantage of as much of the information as it …

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Mystery Firm Asks SCOTUS To Block Mueller Subpoena

CNN reports: An unnamed, foreign government-owned company in a mystery court case is asking the Supreme Court to pause a grand jury subpoena it received related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Supreme Court appeal comes after a federal appeals court ruling that ordered the company to comply with the subpoena, which required it to turn over “information” about …

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Roger Stone Is Selling Autographed $8 Rocks: “David Made Good Use Of A Similar Artifact Against Goliath”

The Observer reports: In his latest get-rich scheme, Roger Stone is now selling rocks emblazoned with his autograph to defray his Russia-related legal bills. Unfortunately for the political operative, sellers of political memorabilia appraised his signature as worthless, and unlikely to collect any real value in the future. “In historical terms, I suspect he will wind up as a minor …

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REPORT: Mueller Team Set To Indict Roger Stone

The New York Daily News reports: The House Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to give Robert Mueller the official transcript of an interview it conducted with Roger Stone, marking the most decisive step yet that the special counsel is prepping to indict the mercurial Trump loyalist. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Russians and the Trump campaign ahead of the …

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DOJ Tells Acting AG He Need Not Recuse On Mueller

CNN reports: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has consulted with ethics officials at the Justice Department and they have advised him he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, a source familiar with the process told CNN Thursday. The source added Whitaker has been in ongoing discussions with ethics officials since taking the …

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Judge Approves Deal To Close Trump’s Scam “Charity”

The Associated Press reports: A New York judge has signed off on a deal to close President Donald Trump’s embattled charity and give about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofits. Justice Saliann Scarpulla approved the deal late Wednesday, triggering the start of a court-supervised process for putting the Trump Foundation out of business. New York’s attorney general and …

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Cummings Serves Trump Notice On Wave Of Probes

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee, fired off more than 50 letters Wednesday seeking documents on a wide array of issues, including Ivanka Trump’s email practices, the Trump administration’s policy of family separations at the border, and its handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The move underscored plans …

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Schiff: If Cohen Deserves Jail, So Does Trump [VIDEO]

“If the Justice Department takes the position that Michael Cohen should go to jail, that these allegations are so serious that he should go to jail for these campaign fraud allegations, what is the argument against jail for the individual who coordinated and directed that scheme? The rich and powerful shouldn’t play by some other set of rules. That argument …

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Trump Rages Against “Unfair Double Standard” Over Dissolution Of His Scam “Charity” Trump Foundation

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump defended his embattled personal foundation after it agreed to shut down amid allegations the nonprofit misused funds on political and business purposes. The charity’s dissolution doesn’t end the pending lawsuit against the president and Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who could be barred from serving as directors of any New York nonprofit for a …

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Mueller Wins Subpoena Fight With Mystery Company

Remember this from a few days ago? Special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to be locked in a subpoena battle with a recalcitrant witness Friday in a sealed federal appeals courtroom, the latest development in a mystery case that has piqued the curiosity of Mueller-obsessives and scoop-hungry journalists. Oral arguments in the highly secretive fight played out behind closed doors under …

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Roger Stone Issues New Money Beg: I’ve Promised Not To Testify Against Trump So Send Me Donations Today

The Hill reports: Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, is now fundraising off a promise not to testify against him in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump in recent days has lashed out at witnesses cooperating with the Justice Department’s probe, such as his former attorney Michael Cohen, whom he’s called …

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BREAKING: Court Delays Sentencing For Michael Flynn After Judge Tells Him “You Sold Your Country Out”

Moments ago lawyers for former Trump advisor Michael Flynn accepted a federal judge’s suggestion to delay sentencing after the judge appeared likely to disregard Mueller’s recommendation of no jail time. Flynn reportedly told the court this morning that he was indeed told that lying to the FBI is a crime. Updates to follow shortly…. UPDATE: From the New York Times. …

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Roger Stone Admits To Lying On Infowars, Will Settle Defamation Suit By Publishing Apologies In Newspapers

NBC News reports: Former presidential adviser and longtime Republican operative Roger Stone admitted in federal court papers filed Monday that he has spread false information online. In the settlement, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Stone retracted the information and apologized to Guo Wengui, an outspoken critic of the Chinese government also known as Miles Kwok. A …

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Mueller Releases Memo On Flynn’s Lying To FBI

CBS News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 FBI memo detailing the interview by agent Peter Strzok and another FBI agent with President Donald Trump’s then-national security adviser, Michael Flynn. In the interview described in the memo, Flynn lied about his contact with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. The DOJ has released a …

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Giuliani: I Can Produce 20 Witnesses To Prove Trump’s Adultery Payoffs Weren’t Meant To Sway Election Result

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday he could “produce 20 witnesses“ to testify that hush money payments to women ahead of the 2016 election were intended to protect then-candidate Trump’s family — not purely to influence the outcome of the race. “I can produce an enormous number of witnesses,” the former New York mayor told journalist George Stephanopoulos during an …

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Jeanine Pirro: Why Would Non-Liar Michael Flynn Plead Guilty To Lying After Being Fired By Trump For Lying?

“You are probably asking yourself, why would Flynn even plead guilty to lying when he wasn’t lying. The answer? Flynn, based on his record of 33 years as a decorated military man, is an honorable man who may have realized when he saw the transcript that what he said was not consistent with the transcript. Maybe he pled guilty because …

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Justice Department Seeks To Block Emoluments Lawsuit

CNN reports: Previously, the DC and Maryland lawsuit alleging the President had received illegal gifts through the Trump International Hotel was moving to its discovery phase, with the state attorneys general sending out several subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization. A federal judge had allowed the lawsuit against Trump’s businesses to move forward from the states, though the judge had …

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Schiff To Probe Trump’s Deutsche Bank Connections

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told The New Yorker that he plans to subpoena information on President Trump’s personal business transactions from Deutsche Bank regarding allegations that the president’s financial interests in Russia are affecting his foreign policy positions. Schiff, who will chair the House Intelligence Committee come January, said he believes answers to whether Trump was involved …

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Trump Inauguration Team Paid Trump Organization For Rooms, Meals, And Event Space At Trump’s DC Hotel

ProPublica reports: When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and …

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