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  • FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

    08/09/2017 7:20:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 337 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-09-17 | By Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman
    FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee. The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records.
  • Kushner’s Lawyer is Part of the Fight Against Trump Immigration Policies ( Jamie Gorelick )

    08/08/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Law Newz ^ | August 8th, 2017 | Ronn Blitzer
    The City of Chicago is engaged in a legal battle against the Trump administration over the Justice Department’s policies towards sanctuary cities, and they’ve hired a firm that’s quite familiar with the President. Well, his family, anyway. The city is being represented by the law firm WilmerHale, with one of the attorneys on the case being Jamie Gorelick. Yup, the same Gorelick who up until recently was representing Jared Kushner in the Russia investigation, and still serves as his counsel (and Ivanka Trump‘s) for issues including security clearance and ethics compliance. Gorelick also served as Deputy Attorney General under President...
  • Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

    06/27/2017 3:29:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    legalinsurection.com ^ | 6/23/17 | William A. Jacobson
    When Robert Mueller was first appointed Special Counsel, I thought, given his generally good reputation, that this might be a streamlined process with fewer leaks, focused on either proving or disproving allegations of Russian interference. But I did acknowledge, for example in this radio interview, that there was a risk that in the wrong hands the powers vested under the Order appointing Mueller could be abused: “He will have the authority to investigate and the authority to prosecute any crimes that he finds, and the scope of what he’s investigating under the order is fairly broad, it’s anything related to...
  • BREAKING: Special Counsel @RobertMueIIer Worked With Law Firm Representing Big Democrat Group

    06/15/2017 2:56:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    GotNews ^ | 6/15/17 | GotNews
    Eric Schmidt, billionaire chair of Alphabet, Inc. the parent company of Google, led a massive fundraising drive in December for leftist analytics firm Civis Analytics, represented by a law firm that partnered with Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Mueller—raising questions about Mueller’s impartiality in his so-called “Russia probe” into President Donald J. Trump’s campaign. In March 2014, WilmerHale announced Mueller would join its firm as a partner. Mueller left his position in May after the DOJ appointed him as a special prosecutor to look into alleged “ties” between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. WilmerHale represented Civis Analytics during a $22...
  • White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources

    05/19/2017 7:41:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/19/2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley
    The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, two people familiar with White House thinking said on Friday. Trump has said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's hiring of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation "hurts our country terribly." Within hours of Mueller's appointment on Wednesday, the White House began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm’s clients for one year after...
  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Treasury Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012, Official Says

    05/17/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 05/17/2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year. J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee that he informed the Treasury’s general counsel of his audit on June 4, and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly thereafter.” Mr. George told Treasury officials about the allegation as part of a...
  • FLASHBACK: WilmerHale Gets Obama's Church Off IRS Hook (Wilkins now chief counsel for IRS)

    05/16/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The American Lawyer ^ | May 22, 2008 | Zach Lowe
    Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama's denomination. The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency's attention. (snip) Obama has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago -- a UCC congregation -- for more than 20 years. The church has been in the...
  • Obama signs patent reform bill

    09/16/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | September 16, 2011 | David Goldman and Alan Silverlain
    (CNN) -- President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that will overhaul the U.S. patent system for the first time since 1952. "We have to do everything we can to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit wherever we find it," Obama said at a signing ceremony at a high school in Arlington, Virginia. This measure "cuts away the red tape that slows down our inventors and entrepreneurs." Obama used the occasion to promote his $447 billion jobs plan, calling patent reform a "part of our (larger) agenda for making us competitive over the long term." Among other things, the measure, dubbed the America...
  • Did the Dems Get Caught by NSA Wiretaps!!

    02/11/2006 1:45:54 PM PST · by SBD1 · 4 replies · 600+ views
    SBD
    Maybe we’re looking in the wrong direction on this whole NSA issue. I can’t help but think that for the Dems to go to such lengths, there has to be some campaign money in it for them. Just like they pander to the far left whackos I.E. Moveon.org, maybe they also have to protect themselves as well as pander to some of their big money supporters who may not want their overseas calls monitored by the Bush administration. This is just a first attempt to connect some dots, but it is interesting. Let’s start with Judge Robertson and the Clintons....