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Appeals court refuses to stay Mueller grand jury subpoena for Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Al Drago

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to block a grand jury subpoena for testimony by Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller in an investigation launched by special counsel Robert Mueller III, clearing the way for a final appeal to ...

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Cohen told legislators Trump lawyer told him to falsely claim Moscow project ended in early 2016

Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney, told a House panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year that he had been encouraged by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow to falsely claim in a 2017 statement to Congress ...

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Administration tells judge Congress really didn’t deny wall funding when it failed to appropriate money for it

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OAKLAND, Calif. – In the first court hearing over President Donald Trump’s border wall funding plan, administration lawyers on Friday vigorously pressed their controversial argument that Congress did not in fact deny him the money when lawmakers excluded it from ...

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Mnuchin rejects Democrats’ subpoena for President Trump’s tax returns

If you have a straightforward return where you only have to file a 1040 and are claiming the standard deduction, you may be able to file your federal taxes free. (Bloomberg photo by Michael Nagle)

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday rejected a subpoena from House Democrats demanding copies of President Trump’s tax returns, setting the stage for a court battle over the documents. Mnuchin said the House Ways and Means Committee’s request ...

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Appeals court finds Trump administration’s move to end DACA ‘arbitrary and capricious’

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WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Trump administration had been “arbitrary and capricious” in its bid to end an Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th ...

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Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail after again refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case

Chelsea Manning prepares to enter the Albert V. Bryan U.S. District Courthouse on March 5, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu.

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, refused again Thursday to testify to a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and was again sent to jail for ...

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Trump judicial nominees silent on Brown ruling

Hundreds of protesters line the balconies of the state Capitol rotunda in Austin on Monday, May 29, 2017, the last day of the legislative session, to protest Senate Bill 4, legislation already passed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law. (Ricardo Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

WASHINGTON – For months, a Democratic senator has been asking Trump judicial nominees what appears to be a straightforward question: Was Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark decision that ended legalized school segregation, properly decided? Legal scholars across the ...

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