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As Trump Claims to Be Law of the Land, Barr's Irritation Builds

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr agree on one thing at least: The president is making the attorney general's job much harder. What they don't agree on: Trump sees no reason to stop.Defying Barr's pleas, the president renewed his public attacks on law enforcement Tuesday, denouncing the prosecutors, judge and jury forewoman in the case of his longtime friend Roger Stone and defending his convicted former adviser Michael Flynn against Trump's o...
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Trump's pardon of Bernie Kerik also apparently wiped out Kerik's $103,300 debt to taxpayers

President Trump granted a full pardon to former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on Tuesday, clearing him of his eight counts of tax fraud, lying to federal investigators, and other crimes that accompanied his downfall. Kerik had already served his three years in prison for his crimes, but the pardon wipes out more than his criminal record, the New York Daily News reports. "The pardon cancels out $103,300 in restitution that Kerik still owed the Internal Revenue Service as part of...
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Ukraine, Manhattan, Homeland Security, Giuliani, Bernard Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, New York Daily News, Trump, Robert Durst, Daily News, Internal Revenue Service, Mike Bloomberg, New York City Police


DOJ Denies Coordination between Barr and Giuliani in Letter Detailing Ukraine ‘Intake Process’

The Justice Department informed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) in a Tuesday letter that deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen had tasked the top prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York and the Western District of Pennsylvania to oversee the process of reviewing “unsolicited” information from Ukraine."The Deputy Attorney General implemented this policy to avoid duplication of efforts across Offices and components, to facilitate information sharing, to ensure t...
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Trump commutes sentence of corrupt governor Rod Blagojevich, pardons Giuliani crony Bernard Kerik

President Trump today announced that he is commuting the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, a former Illinois governer jailed for corruption, and pardoning Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police Commissioner jailed for tax fraud. Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama's senate seat; Kerik was found to have accepted a $250,000 bribe from a billionaire while a member of the interim administration of Iraq following the second Gulf war. By commuting the sentence, the president would free Mr....
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Democratic senator: Zelensky has no plans to meet with Giuliani

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US senators last week he has no plans to meet with President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, according to one of the senators who sat down with Zelensky.
Tags: US, Cnn, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


Bolton Warns of Possible ‘Censorship’ of His White House Memoir

(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine.“I hope it’s not suppressed,” Bolton said Monday in a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “This is an effort to write history, and I did it the best I can. We’ll have to see what comes out of the censorship.”Bolton added later: “I say things in the manuscript about what he said to me,” referring to T...
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SDNY Mulls New Charges Against Parnas That Could Pull Giuliani Deeper Into Scheme

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing new charges against Lev Parnas, the business associate of Rudy Giuliani, CNN reported. According to people familiar with the investigation, the charges are tied to Parnas’ company Fraud Guarantee, which paid Giuliani $500,000. The possible new charges are related to Parnas and his business associate and whether the pair intentionally misled investors in the Florida-based company designed to give other companies insured protection against...
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Parnas probe draws closer to Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are weighing new charges against associates of Rudy Giuliani in connection with a company that paid him $500,000, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Federal prosecutors weigh new charges that bring Lev Parnas probe closer to Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are weighing new charges against associates of Rudy Giuliani in connection with a company that paid him $500,000, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Prosecutors weigh new charges that bring Lev Parnas investigation closer to Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are weighing new charges against associates of Rudy Giuliani in connection with a company that paid him $500,000, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Federal prosecutors weigh new charges that bring Lev Parnas investigation closer to Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are weighing new charges against associates of Rudy Giuliani in connection with a company that paid him $500,000, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Trouble At The Law Firm Filing Patently Ridiculous Lawsuits On Behalf Of Tulsi Gabbard (techdirt)

We've covered the two ridiculous lawsuits filed by Tulsi Gabbard in the past few months -- one against Google and another against Hillary Clinton. In both cases, the lawsuits were filed by lawyers at the law firm Pierce Bainbridge, and we questioned why they'd want to sully their own reputation by filing lawsuits that seemed clearly destined to fail, and which only seemed to serve a PR purpose in playing to her supporters. A few days later, NBC News posted quite an incredible story about how p...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Navy, Nbc News, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Army, Giuliani, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Masnick, Pierce, Tulsi Gabbard, John Pierce, Pierce Bainbridge


Kennedy Revises Impeachable Offense Stance: ‘It Depends On Why He Asked For It’

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has revised his stance on what constitutes an impeachable offense for the President during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning. When asked by CBS’ Margaret Brennan whether he stood by his statement on the show last November that it would be an impeachable offense if the President asked for an investigation of a political rival, Kennedy responded that “it depends on why he asked for it.” “I think what I said at the time was that if a president asked f...
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Fearful of Trump's Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

WASHINGTON -- In an email a few days ago to the 270 lawyers he oversees, Nicola T. Hanna, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, offered a message of reassurance: I am proud of the work you do, he wrote.Other U.S. attorneys in the Justice Department's far-flung 93 field offices relayed similar messages of encouragement after President Donald Trump's efforts to influence a politically fraught case provoked the kind of consternation the department has rarely seen since the Watergate era. "All I...
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Why Xi's 'defensive' coronavirus speech could backfire

Chinese state media published an internal speech delivered by President Xi Jinping on Saturday in which he describes taking action on the coronavirus outbreak as early as Jan. 7.In the speech, which was given Feb. 3, Xi said he had "issued demands about the efforts to prevent and control" the virus during a meeting of the Communist Party's highest council, the Politburo Standing Committee, last month, and that he personally authorized the lockdown of the epicenter, Wuhan, beginning on Jan. 2...
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A powerful Ukrainian is playing both sides of Giuliani's Ukraine project

Ukraine official Arsen Avakov communicated with Guiliani pal Lev Parnas but also warned Marie Yovanovitch that Giuliani wanted her ousted as U.S. ambassador.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Giuliani, Arsen Avakov, Guiliani, Marie Yovanovitch, Lev Parnas


Highly Secretive Iranian Rebels Are Holed Up in Albania. They Gave Us a Tour.

Depending on whom you ask, the People’s Jihadists are Iran’s government-in-waiting or a duplicitous terrorist cult that forbids sexual thoughts. What are they doing in Albania?
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Albania, Bolton, Giuliani, John R, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Rudolph W, Iraq War (2003-11, Mujahedeen Khalq, People's Mujahedeen of Iran, People 's Jihadists


South Carolina lawmakers suggest Biden may be taking black voters in the state for granted

It's safe to say former Vice President Joe Biden's performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary did not go as planned.Fourth- and fifth-place finishes don't look very good when you were once considered the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but the Biden campaign has been waiting for South Carolina to vote later this month. Biden has traditionally dominated in polls there, and he's still the favorite. But it no longer seems like a lock, Pol...
Tags: News, Politico, Joe Biden, Ukraine, New Hampshire, Iowa, Biden, Giuliani, Border Patrol, South Carolina, John King, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Columbia South Carolina, Tameika Isaac Devine, Elizabeth Warren Former CBP


Former CBP commissioner says deployment of elite Border Patrol units to sanctuary cities is a 'significant mistake'

The Trump administration is escalating its fight against so-called sanctuary cities.The White House is set to deploy 100 tactical Border Patrol officers in 10 U.S. cities — New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Newark, New Jersey — between February and May to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, The New York Times reported Friday. Trump has clashed with those cities because local authorities often don't cooperate wi...
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Federal prosecutors are reportedly still probing Giuliani's activities in Ukraine even after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal for Trump

Giuliani was a central figure to impeachment proceedings against Trump, which ended in the president's acquittal earlier this month.
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WaPo: Feds advanced Giuliani investigation during impeachment

Federal prosecutors in New York have advanced their investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pursuing more documents and witness testimonies while the Justice Department simultaneously accepts information from the former New York mayor on Ukraine, according to The Washington Post.
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Washington Post: Feds advanced Giuliani investigation as impeachment wrapped and DOJ reviewed his Ukraine tips

Federal prosecutors in New York have advanced their investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pursuing more documents and witness testimonies while the Justice Department simultaneously accepts information from the former New York mayor on Ukraine, according to The Washington Post.
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Washington Post: Feds advanced Giuliani investigation as impeachment wrapped

Federal prosecutors in New York have advanced their investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pursuing more documents and witness testimonies while the Justice Department simultaneously accepts information from the former New York mayor on Ukraine, according to The Washington Post.
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Barr Orders Flynn Review, Adding to Uproar Over Political Cases

(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr has ordered a review of the prosecution against Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, adding to a series of interventions this week in politically sensitive cases tied to the president.Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen to examine the case against Flynn and potentially other matters, according to a person familiar with the decision.Flynn, who stepped down after less than a month as national security adviser, plead...
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Giuliani claims he can 'prove' a 'Democratic scam' in Ukraine with iPad full of 'reports' he never actually shares

Rudy Giuliani has a fresh crop of claims about Democrats' dealings in Ukraine — an iPad full of "proof" he won't let anyone else see.The former New York City mayor made a Fox Business appearance on Thursday night to push any corruption in Ukraine on Democrats' shoulders. "They're going to be very surprised when they see the report that I have" apparently revealing an "unaccounted for" $5.3 billion in Ukraine aid during the Obama administration, Giuliani said, not exactly specifyi...
Tags: News, Obama, New York City, Ukraine, Bill De Blasio, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Fox Business, Trump, Bidens, Trish Regan, Bidens Giuliani, Bernie Sanders Bloomberg, TrishRegan


Despite previous denials, Trump now admits he sent Giuliani to Ukraine

President Trump has admitted sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival, openly contradicting his own denials on the subject during the impeachment inquiry, just days after being acquitted of all alleged crimes.
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Giuliani Claims Dems Want To ‘Literally Kill’ Him Due To His Ukraine Ramblings

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said Thursday night that Democrats want to “kill” him because of supposed insider information he has about Hunter Biden and Burisma. “We are going to reveal the whole thing,” Giuliani promised Fox Business Network host Trish Reagan about evidence of unsubstantiated Democratic corruption in Ukraine he’s long been promising. “It’s not just Biden – it’s a bunch of Democrats. That’s why they are so crazy on the subject of Ukraine and why th...
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Trump Now Freely Admitting He Sent Giuliani To Ukraine After He Previously Denied Doing So

Now that he’s been acquitted, President Donald Trump is now free to finally admit that he did, in fact, send his lawyer to Ukraine after all. Trump made the astonishing confession on Thursday during a podcast interview with Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera. “Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer?” Geraldo asked. “Are you sorry you did that?” “Not at all,” Trump replied. “Rudy was a great crime fighter, you know that maybe better than anybody.” The President ...
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Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It

Giuliani pressured Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, a central part of Trump's impeachment.
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Trump admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine, having denied it during impeachment

Now acquitted by the Senate, the president can glibly admit to what he was accused of. In a chat last night with Geraldo Rivera, Donald Trump says he sent Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig for dirt on political opponents, a fact he insisted was not so during his impeachment trial. "Here's my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy," Trump said, referring to former FBI Director James Comey. Trump explained that he has "a very bad taste" of the US intelligence community, bec...
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