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AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one […]

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Supreme Court rules Louisiana abortion law is unconstitutional –

June 29 (UPI) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals was unconstitutional. At issue, was Act 620, Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Act,” which would require admitting privileges at a hospital no further than 30 miles from location where abortion is performed. […]

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Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump’s arrest over killing of general – BBC News

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian commander Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Mr Trump and 35 others faced murder and terrorism charges, and that Interpol had been asked to help detain them. However, Interpol said it would […]

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Senate panel votes 21-1 to back Justice IG measure over Graham objections

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday to expand the authority of the Justice Department inspector general over opposition from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Senate panel votes 21-1 to back Justice IG measure over Graham objections. The committee voted 21-1 on the legislation, which would give the DOJ […]

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Berman relents, leaves post as US attorney after taking stand against firing – ABC News

Geoffrey Berman, who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement Saturday evening that he will leave his post “effective immediately,” bringing an end to his temporary standoff with the Justice Department over President Donald Trump‘s efforts to fire him. The statement came soon after President Trump […]

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‘I have not resigned’: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman fires back at Barr, who says he’s leaving

Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, plans to step down and President Donald Trump will nominate the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to succeed him, Attorney General William Barr announced Friday evening. But Berman said he learned of the plan in a Justice Department press release and shot back that he […]

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Judge Allows Bolton Memoir To Proceed, Despite Trump Administration Objection : NPR

Alex Brandon/AP A copy of John Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened, stands in the White House briefing room. On Saturday, a federal judge declined the Trump administration’s request to block the publication of the former national security adviser’s book. Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET The release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s […]

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Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees : NPR

Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as the court holds oral arguments in cases dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as the […]

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Michael Flynn case: Justice Department actions are ‘a gross abuse of prosecutorial power,’ court-appointed lawyer says – CNNPolitics

The court-appointed lawyer John Gleeson also argued that Flynn should be sentenced for lying, including for perjuring himself in court for admitting his crimes then disavowing them. Gleeson, looking at Flynn’s full case record, reasoned that the Justice Department’s recent support of Flynn is so politically advantageous to President Donald Trump and atypical for prosecutors, […]