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Nov 26, 2019

Supreme Court shields Trump’s financial records for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump’s financial records from House Democrats for now. The delay announced late Monday allows the justices to decide how to handle the House subpoena and a similar demand from the Manhattan district attorney at the same time. The House’s quest for the records is not […]

Nov 18, 2019

President Trump issues pardons in war-crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump intervened in three cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing full pardons to two U.S. soldiers and reversing disciplinary action against a Navy SEAL despite opposition raised by military justice experts and some senior Pentagon officials. The White House said in a statement Friday night that Trump, as commander in chief, […]

Aug 23, 2019

Trump lawyer plays the long game on the front lines of legal battles with the House

Most lawyers are intent on winning every argument. But in his defense of President Donald Trump, friends and former colleagues say, William Consovoy is prepared to lose the first round – and even the second. For the unconventional lawyer with an unconventional client, the focus is all about the endgame. The conservative warrior from New […]

Aug 8, 2019

How two college students tried to outfox the feds and get Trump’s tax returns

The plot hatched by two college students was simple, and if executed, would achieve where Congress has failed to: obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Trump’s personal finances have been sought by lawmakers and governors alike – documents some Democrats hope will reveal impropriety. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, it was a […]

Jul 30, 2019

Trump grants pardons or commutations to seven people

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday granted full pardons to five people and commuted the prison sentences of another two, bringing to 19 the total number of people to whom he has granted executive clemency since taking office. In general, a pardon is granted after a person has already completed a sentence, while a […]

Jul 30, 2019

Trump suit over New York tax returns delayed 24 hours while lawyers confer

A federal judge put on hold President Donald Trump’s request for an emergency order barring House Democrats from getting his New York state tax records and gave the parties 24 hours to defuse the situation. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington said the order was intended to balance three interests: the president’s desire for […]

Jul 24, 2019

Trump sues to block House Democrats from getting his New York state tax returns

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump sued House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., and New York State officials Tuesday to block any release of his state tax returns to House Democrats under a state law passed this month. In a 25-page lawsuit filed as a private citizen in federal court in Washington, […]

Jul 19, 2019

Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair. The documents detailing calls and text messages […]

Jul 15, 2019

Court challenges Trump’s bid to block subpoena

A federal appeals court Friday challenged President Donald Trump’s attempt to block Congress from demanding eight years of records from his accounting firm, warning of the implications if lawmakers could not investigate potential misconduct in a president’s private business dealings while in office. “When it comes to a president’s conflict of interest, there’s nothing Congress […]

Jul 10, 2019

Appeals court dismisses ‘emoluments’ lawsuit involving Trump’s D.C. hotel

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Wednesday sided with President Donald Trump, dismissing a lawsuit claiming the president is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his luxury hotel in downtown Washington. The unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is a victory for the president in a […]

Jul 10, 2019

Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, federal appeals court rules

President Donald Trump cannot block his critics from the Twitter feed he regularly uses to communicate with the public, a federal appeals court said Tuesday, in a case with implications for how elected officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The decision from the New York-based appeals court upholds an earlier ruling that Trump […]

May 22, 2019

Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. The hearing occurs after congressional Democrats sought the information from Deutsche Bank and Capital One. Trump, his family and his company contend in a Manhattan federal court […]

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