Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philip Bump by Philip Bump Email the author April 23 at 11:42 AM Email the author (Still image/CNN) CNN’s Brian Stelter aired a video Sunday drawing a clear line between the rhetoric used by President Trump and the rhetoric that airs on Fox News Channel. The segment paired comments from Fox News hosts with comments Trump made during a bilateral news conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort last week. Sean Hannity blames special counsel Robert … [Read more...] about CNN gets the direction of anti-Mueller rhetoric between Fox News and Trump backward
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Home Daily News Judge refuses privilege review bid by Cohen… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 16, 2018, 5:52 pm CDT Michael Cohen A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday turned down a request by lawyers for President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to conduct their own privilege review of documents seized from Cohen in an FBI raid last week. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood indicated, however, she was considering appointing a special master, report the New York Times, Bloomberg News and the Associated Press. According to AP, the special master could play a role at a later time to aid “the perception of fairness.” The special master idea was a fallback position advanced by Cohen’s lawyers at McDermott Will and Emery, who had contended that Cohen’s legal team should be allowed to make a first-cut review to determine whether seized documents can be withheld because they are privileged. Lawyers for both Cohen and Trump had … [Read more...] about Judge refuses privilege review bid by Cohen and Trump lawyers: Were BigLaw documents seized?
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors revealed on Friday that their probe of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, involved suspected fraud and the attorney's personal business dealings and was going on long enough that investigators had already covertly obtained his emails.The details in court papers came as lawyers for Cohen and Trump sought to block the Department of Justice from examining records and electronic devices, including two cellphones, seized by the FBI on Monday from Cohen's residences, office and safety deposit box.The raids enraged Trump, who called them an "attack on the country." Trump, a Republican, sent his own lawyer to a hastily arranged hearing before a federal judge in Manhattan to argue that some of the records and communications seized were confidential attorney-client communications and off-limits to investigators.Prosecutors blacked out sections of their legal memo in which they described what laws they believe Cohen has broken, but … [Read more...] about FBI probes Trump lawyer Cohen’s personal ‘business dealings’
WASHINGTON — An internal watchdog report concluded that Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, repeatedly made misleading statements, including some to former FBI Director James B. Comey, about his efforts to influence a news story involving Hillary Clinton.The report says McCabe either told Comey or led him to believe that he didn’t know who talked to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was preparing an article on friction between the FBI and Justice Department over an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.That was one of four times that McCabe “lacked candor” in talking about the story, the report said. And the inspector general concluded that McCabe, who has said he was only trying to defend the reputation of the FBI, was really trying to “advance his own interests at the expense of department leadership.”The report, part of an inspector general examination of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton investigations during the 2016 … [Read more...] about Internal report says McCabe misled FBI and DOJ officials, including Comey
Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at a briefing on Tuesday that President Trump was frustrated by the special counsel's investigation. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at a briefing on Tuesday that President Trump was frustrated by the special counsel's investigation. Evan Vucci/AP President Trump believes Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has gone too far in his probe of potential ties between Trump's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. Her statement to reporters did little to tamp down speculation that Trump may seek to fire Mueller — an authority that Sanders says Trump enjoys. Federal agents raided the office of Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Monday following a referral from Mueller. The … [Read more...] about White House: Mueller Is Overreaching And Trump Has The Power To Fire Him