Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats

John Demers, a Trump appointee, will step down next week The head of the US Justice Department’s national security division will step down amid reports that the agency sought phone records and other information from at least two Democratic members of Congress and their families over a leak investigation. The New York Times reported on MondayContinue reading “Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats”

Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept

The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. Those reviews will run parallel with an investigation by the department’s own internal watchdog into its moves to subpoena phoneContinue reading “Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept”

Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018

Apple told Donald McGahn, the White House counsel to former President Donald Trump, last month that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about an account that belonged to him in February 2018 and that the government barred the company from telling him at the time, according to two people briefed on the matter. McGahn’s wifeContinue reading “Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018”

‘Crazy s–t’: White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller despite likely criminality

Former President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement at the height of the Mueller investigation even though he knew the lying could carry criminal consequences for both of them, according to newly unearthed congressional testimony. Donald McGahn, who served as Trump’s first White House counsel, told members ofContinue reading “‘Crazy s–t’: White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller despite likely criminality”

Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators About Feeding U.S. Polling Data To Russian Spy: Files

Trump’s former campaign manager “lied in multiple ways and on multiple occasions,” according to newly unsealed federal court documents. Former Donald Trump campaign manager and now-pardoned felon Paul Manafort lied repeatedly to investigators about arranging to share polling data on U.S. citizens with a Russian spy, according to federal prosecutors. The revelation was included in courtContinue reading “Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators About Feeding U.S. Polling Data To Russian Spy: Files”

Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being ‘disingenuous’

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday ordered the DOJ to release the legalContinue reading “Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being ‘disingenuous’”

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