Justice Department asks White House to invoke executive privilege over Mueller report

Multiple reporters tweeted late Tuesday night the Department of Justice is asking the Trump White House to invoke executive privilege over the entire report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, along with all underlying evidence. It's a new defensive move as the House Judiciary Committee prepares a contempt vote against Attorney General Bill Barr. DOJ says in the letter, “In the face of the Committee's threatened contempt vote the Attorney General will be compelled to request that the President ...
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Hollywood Democrats Will Turn Out for Biden, But Few Are Ready to Commit to a Candidate

When Joe Biden made one of his first treks to Hollywood for his last presidential race, in 2007, his fundraising had been paltry, he was having trouble getting donors’ attention, and much of showbiz was siding either with the presumed front runner, Hillary Clinton, or the historic upstart, Barack Obama.  “I haven’t asked for anything […]
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Colorado School Shooting

News from Colorado: The school does not have a school resource officer, but the school does have private security, Kluth said. School staff notified emergency dispatchers “almost immediately” after the first gunshots were fired, and deputies were on scene within two minutes and engaged the suspects, Spurlock said. Sorry folks, but that’s not nearly fast enough as this incident goes to show.  A lot of people can get hurt in two minutes, and that’s a fast response time for most PDs. This recapitul...
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DOJ to Ask White House to Invoke Privilege Over Entire Mueller Report

Alex Wong/GettyThe House Judiciary Committee still plans to hold a markup session Wednesday morning to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for ignoring a subpoena to release to members the full, unredacted Mueller report, according to a senior Democratic aide.The Department of Justice plans to ask the White House to invoke privilege over the report if the committee moves forward with the markup session, that aide said.The news comes after staffers with the department and the committee me...
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White House orders Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena

Former White House counsel was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the findings of the special counsel The White House has informed Congress that it has ordered the former counsel Don McGahn not to hand over documents subpoenaed by a congressional committee investigating the findings of the special counsel Robert Mueller.In a letter to the House judiciary committee chairman, Jerrold Nadler, the White House lawyer Pat Cipollone cited “significant Executive Branch confidentiality inter...
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In their differences, Tiger Woods and Alex Cora show America belongs to us

Roxanne Jones explains why she is saluting both Tiger Woods and Alex Cora -- one for going to the White House, the other for refusing.
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Report: Trump tax printouts show over $1bn in business losses over a decade – as it happened

New York Times reports from 1985 to 1994 the president lost so much money he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 yearsSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.16am BST What a way to end the day. 1.03am BST “The Committee will have no choice but to resort to contempt proceedings to ensure that it has access to the information it requires to fulfill its constitutionally mandated duties.”The Judiciary news isn't done yet -- @RepJerryNadler threatens to h...
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Burnett: White House doesn't want you to hear from witness

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the Trump administration instructing former White House Counsel Don McGahn not to comply with a subpoena for documents from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and whether special counsel Robert Mueller will testify.
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Trump Admin Inflated Iran Intel, U.S. Officials Say

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos from GettyOn Sunday, the National Security Council announced that the U.S. was sending a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Gulf in response to “troubling and escalatory” warnings from Iran—an eye-popping move that raised fears of a potential military confrontation with Tehran. Justifying the move, anonymous government officials cited intelligence indicating Iran had crafted plans to use proxies to strike U.S. forces, both...
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Fox News Reacts to Trump Tax Bombshell: He ‘Has the Best Accountants in the World’

Moments after The New York Times published a blockbuster story reporting that President Trump’s tax returns from the 1980s and ‘90s revealed his businesses suffered over a billion dollars in losses during that time, Fox News framed the news as Trump brilliantly gaming the system in order to avoid paying income taxes.Guest-hosting The Story with Martha MacCallum on Tuesday night, Fox News correspondent Ed Henry interrupted a segment with Fox News contributor and conservative columnist Marc Thiess...
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So much to keep up with concerning Kim Kardashian's criminal justice reform efforts

I have done a number of prior posts about the criminal justice activism of Kim Kardashian because I have long thought that a huge celebrity with a huge following (and a huge bankroll) could have a huge impact in this space.  And these recent (entertainment) reports suggest Kimme's impact is continuing to grow: From TMZ, "KIM KARDASHIAN HELPED FREE 17 INMATES IN 90 DAYS ... Reuniting Them with Families" From Elle, "Kim Kardashian West Is Producing an Oxygen Documentary on Criminal Justice Reform"...
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B-52 bombers to be part of U.S. forces sent to Middle East over Iran concerns

The U.S. military said on Tuesday that B-52 bombers will be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are "clear indications" of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there. White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday that the United States was deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East. Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said that the bomber task force would cons...
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White House Instructs Ex-Counsel McGahn Not To Comply With Congressional Subpoena

The Trump administration instructed Don McGahn, former White House counsel, to ignore a subpoena requested by the House Judiciary Committee, escalating the conflict between the president and Congress.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren praises Alex Cora for skipping White House visit

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is learning this week what it's like to be a political lightning rod. Cora publicly confirmed he won't visit the White House when the Red Sox make their official championship trip Thursday.
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Five L.A. County high school seniors selected as Presidential Scholars

Five Los Angeles County students were named Presidential Scholars by the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday, May 7. The students were among 10 high school seniors statewide and 161 across the country honored for their academic excellence. The local honorees of the 55th class of Presidential Scholars are: Alaman Diadhiou of Brentwood School, near UCLA; Charles Kogen of Harvard-Westlake, also near UCLA; Lauren Kong of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, in Rolling Hills Estates; Annette Doeun Le...
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White House Won’t Rule Out Possibility Of Blocking Mueller Testimony

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday minimized House Democrats’ subpoenas of the Trump administration as “nothing more than a dog and pony show” and wouldn’t rule out the White House possibly blocking special counsel Robert Mueller from testifying before Congress. During an interview with ABC News’ “The Investigation” podcast on Tuesday, Sanders said the White House has made no official moves to block Mueller from appearing before the House Judiciary Committee — which...
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Biden in Nevada: Trump uses immigration ‘to demonize people’

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says that President Donald Trump uses immigration “to demonize people” and that separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border “is not who we are.” Biden made the comments Tuesday during his first visit as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to Nevada, an early voting state with a […]
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Reflections Of An Editor Emeritus: Above The Law, 2006-2019

As I hang up my keyboard as an active ATL editor, I reflect upon the site and its evolution over time.
Tags: Politics, Justice, Law, Diversity, Blogging, Announcements, Law Schools, Biglaw, David Lat, Admin, Legal Recruiting, Legal Recruiters, Job Searches, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Media and Journalism

Trump campaign rips outside groups profiting off president

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is condemning outside groups’ efforts to profit off the president’s name and White House bid. The campaign released a blistering statement Tuesday attacking any group whose “actions show they are interested in filling their own pockets with money from innocent Americans’ paychecks.” It went on to […]
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Anthony Scaramucci invited the biggest names in business to talk shop

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of Skybridge Capital and former White House Communications Director, will host his annual SALT investment conference in Las Vegas Wednesday and Thursday.
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US Treasury denies Congress' request for Donald Trump’s tax returns, paving way for Supreme Court battle

Donald Trump's administration has formally refused to hand over the president's tax returns to Congress, setting up a bitter legal battle that may go all the way to the Supreme Court. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary, wrote to the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee on Monday refusing the panel's request which he said "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose". Mr Mnuchin said he relied on the advice of the Justice Department in reaching the conclusion that the T...
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Barack Obama’s book not expected to be released in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday. The former president has been […]
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What is Juche, the state ideology of North Korea?

North Korea is an anomaly among nations, but is there a method to its madness?Juche, meaning "self-reliance", is the official ideology of the country which supposedly informs its actions. Some observers question the sincerity of the ideology, dismissing it as mere propaganda. None North Korea is a strange country. Known semi-derisively as "The Hermit Kingdom," it famously isolates itself from foreign influence, maintains a command economy little changed since the fall of communism, and wants to ...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, Communism, Innovation, Kim, Vox, Christopher Hitchens, Kim Jong, University of Texas, Myers, Hermit Kingdom, Lenin, Kim Il, Kim Il Sung, Sung, Juche

Paradigm Shift at Henry Rifles Enter the Model 24 Side Gate

Henry Rifles Model 24 Side Gate Rifle USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- It has finally happened, the Henry Repeating Arms new Model H024 side-gate rifle has been announced to the shooting public. I for one have been waiting for almost two years. Have you ever been in on a secret so close-hold that you could not talk about it with anyone to include your spouse? This situation is what happened to me back in 2017 when Andy Wickstrom, the Vice President, and general manager of Henry Repeating Arms told me a...
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Police investigate Ukip candidate over Jess Phillips rape comments

European election candidate Carl Benjamin has added to original comments on YouTube Police are investigating comments by a Ukip candidate in the European elections speculating about whether he would rape the MP Jess Phillips amid growing concern over threats to politicians.Carl Benjamin, Ukip’s candidate for South West England, sent a tweet to the MP for Birmingham Yardley in 2016 saying “I wouldn’t even rape you.” He added to the comments in a recent video saying: “With enough pressure, I might...
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Government's new deadline for passing Brexit deal is 2 July, says Lidington – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as the government and Labour resume cross-party talks on a possible Brexit compromiseHow to make sure you can vote in the UK’s European electionsFarage’s Brexit party press conference – Summary and analysisLunchtime summary 8.18pm BST We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting. For a summary of the day’s events, it’s worth taking in the previous post and reading the afternoon summary (see: 6.06pm). 8....
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FBI Director Says No Evidence of Illegal ‘Spying’ on Trump Campaign

Wray's comments at a Senate hearing broke from Attorney General William Ba
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Ex-White House lawyer defies House subpoena for Mueller docs

Former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a House Judiciary panel subpoena Tuesday for materials he provided special counsel Robert Mueller, raising the specter of a legal fight as President Donald Trump pushes back against Democratic-led investigations.
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Home Office abandons six-month target for asylum claim decisions

Human rights lawyers alarmed as government scraps target for 98% of straightforward claimsThe Home Office is scrapping its target of processing most asylum claims within six months, the Guardian has learned.Human rights lawyers expressed alarm at the news, saying the number of vulnerable asylum seekers facing delays in having their claims processed could become even worse than its current level. Continue reading...
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Congress could hold AG William Barr in contempt. How often does that happen?

Past cases of contempt of Congress have involved a top White House lawyer, an attorney general and an IRS official.
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