President Knew About Trump Tower Meeting Says Lawyer

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney and personal fixer, is prepared to testify that President Trump knew of a controversial meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr. and representatives of the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election, before the meeting took place. The story was first reported by CNN. Cohen was not present […]

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Carter Page Surveillance Application Released by DOJ

The Department of Justice released several hundred pages of application materials it used to obtain warrants to spy on former members of the Trump campaign. The release came as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative group. The trove of documents, over 400 pages in all, concern […]

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U.S. Justice Department Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers for Election Interference

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted twelve Russians for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The charges were announced by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein Friday in Washington, D.C. The twelve individuals identified in the indictment were all officers in Russian security services. They worked for the Russian military intelligence services, the Main Intelligence Directorate […]

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U.S. Government Creates De-Naturalization Task Force

The government agency responsible for granting citizenship to immigrants has created a task force to strip those individuals of their citizenship. The group, a so-called denaturalization task force, has as its aim stripping individuals who are found to have lied on their citizenship documents of their legal status. Specifically, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Affirmative Action, Asylum-Right-to-Work Guidances

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of twenty-four guidance documents written by previous administrations yesterday, in an effort to do away with regulations he says skirt the rule of law or are otherwise incorrect. In November 2017 Sessions issued a memorandum to DOJ employees prohibiting the creation of rules that did not follow procedures […]

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Supreme Court, in Major Victory for Trump, Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory today upholding its travel ban against majority-Muslim countries. The decision was split 5-4, with the Court’s conservative-leaning justices voting to uphold the ban while its liberal-leaning justices voted to strike it down. Justice Kennedy, the Court’s sole swing vote, sided with the conservative view. The […]

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U.S. Official Arrested for Spying for the Chinese

Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, was arrested last Saturday on federal charges of attempting to transfer national defense information to the government of China. Hansen is a former U.S. Army Warrant Officer and has been working as a civilian intelligence case officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency since 2006. Hansen was taken into custody while on […]

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Talk of President Pardoning Himself Draws Pushback

Discussion of President Trump pardoning himself for wrongdoing that may come out of the Russia investigation drew criticism from Republicans. Many said the President’s pardoning himself would lead to political turmoil, possibly even impeachment. Former New York City Mayor and early Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani was asked yesterday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week […]

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