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Judge Insists On More Info From Mueller To Assess Roger Stone’s Leak Claims

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson asked special counsel Robert Mueller to provide specific information about when and how he announced publicly the grand jury indictment of Roger Stone last month. Her order Friday came in a dispute raised by Stone alleging Mueller acted inappropriately in the way he released the indictment to the press the morning of Stone’s Jan. 24 arrest. Stone had pushed the conspiracy theory that CNN, which recorded footage of the predawn arrest, was tipped off that ...
Tags: News, Cnn, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Berman Jackson


DOJ Explains To SCOTUS Why It Should Not Take Up Mueller Grand Jury Case

The Justice Department this week argued that the Supreme Court should not take up the secret grand jury case linked to special counsel Robert Mueller. The filing does not reveal much — if anything — new about the mystery foreign-state-owned company that is resisting a grand jury subpoena or what information the grand jury is seeking from it. Instead, it focuses on the legal arguments in the dispute. The company, which has brought the case to the Supreme Court, has claimed that it has immunity...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Doj, Justice Department, Tierney Sneed, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Noel Francisco, Muckraker, Committee For Freedom of the Press, Mystery Grand Jury Case


Mueller Court Doc: No, We Did Not Tip CNN Off To Roger Stone Indictment

Special counsel Robert Mueller confirmed on Friday in a court filing what CNN has said all along — that the TV network did not receive advance notice from Mueller’s team of Roger Stone’s indictment. “Special Counsel’s Office is aware of no information indicating that reporters were given any advance knowledge of a possible indictment from the Special Counsel’s Office,” lawyers for the special counsel’s office said in a footnote of the filing. Since his Jan. 25 arrest, Stone and his allies hav...
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Conspiracy, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Special Counsel 's Office, Muckraker, Mueller Court Doc


After Whitaker Squabble, Nadler Says More DOJ Subpoenas Might Be Necessary

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is not going to let his executive privilege tussle with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker go. Nadler on Friday sent the White House and Attorney General Bill Barr a letter addressing claims made by the Justice Department about invoking executive privilege, a legal protection that allows conversations the President has with advisors to stay confidential. The letter is the latest missive in a weeks-long squabble over the committee’s demands that Whitak...
Tags: News, White House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Committee, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker, Department, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Executive Privilege, Nadler, Jerry Nadler


Stone’s Turn In The Barrel

The news is flying this afternoon, but don’t miss Tierney Sneed covering Roger Stone’s come to Jesus moment with the judge whose picture he Instagrammed with a crosshairs. [Author: David Kurtz]
Tags: News, Jesus, David Kurtz, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Editor’s Blog


Stone Testifies In Off-The-Rails Hearing About Instagram Post

Roger Stone said he was “heartfully sorry” Thursday for a threatening Instagram post he published Monday about the judge in his case, U.S. District Amy Berman Jackson. He made the comments from the stand at a hearing on Thursday. He said the Instagram post was a “stupid lapse of judgement.” “I am kicking myself over my own stupidity,” Stone said. The hearing was called after Stone on Monday posted and then removed an image of Berman Jackson on his Instagram with a crosshairs target in ...
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McCabe Book Recounts Gov’t Grappling With Flynn Lies About Russian Sanction Convos

Thanks to a new book by Andrew McCabe — the former deputy director of the FBI who was fired last year — we now know now why information about Michael Flynn’s infamous conversations with Sergey Kislyak was passed on from the intelligence community to the FBI during the Trump transition. McCabe also described in detail Vice President Mike Pence’s own reaction when he saw the underlying intelligence confirming Flynn had discussed sanctions with Kislyak — contradicting what Flynn had told Pence abou...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, Fbi, James Clapper, Reince Priebus, Justice Department, Sally Yates, James Comey, Trump, Mike Pence, Tierney Sneed, Flynn


Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosecutor On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Obstruction, James Comey, Trump


Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosector On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cohen, Whitaker, Berman, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller


Report: Officials Pushed Flynn’s Saudi Nuke Project After Warnings It Broke Law

fThe Trump White House pursued a controversial nuclear energy project linked to Saudi Arabia even after warnings from career National Security Council staff and ethics officials that doing so without congressional approval would violate the law, the House Oversight Committee said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The project was pushed by a top aide to ex-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who served as an advisor to a company lobbying for the project, and the aide continued to stress that ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Fbi, United States, National Security Council, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Tom, Flynn, House Committee, Harvey, McMaster, Mueller


Judge Floats Revoking Stone’s Bail After Threatening Instagram Post

Roger Stone may be in deep trouble after posting an ominous Instagram photo of the U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson over the holiday weekend. Berman Jackson scheduled a hearing for Thursday where Stone will have to explain why his release on bail “shouldn’t not be modified or revoked,” in light of the posts, for which he apologized for on Monday. Her order Tuesday also indicated the judge may be considering tightening the gag order in the case, which only prohibits him form making comme...
Tags: News, Instagram, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Stone, Instagram Post, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, Paul Manafort, Deep State, Muckraker, Berman Jackson


Voting Rights: The Fate Of The Census Citizenship Question Now Likely Rests With SCOTUS

Perhaps the biggest voting rights news last week was the announcement by the Supreme Court Friday that it was taking up the Census citizenship case. The court will hear arguments in the case in April. A federal judge had previously blocked the administration from adding a question about citizenship to the Census. The move sets up the possibility that the justices will decide whether the question can stay on the 2020 census by the end of the term. The Justice Department, in appealing the case to ...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Rick Perry, Ohio, Justice Department, Tierney Sneed, David Whitley, Husted, Whitley, Sam Taylor, Mark Harris, Philip Randolph Institute, Weekly Primers, Dan McCready, North Carolina State Board of Elections


Judge Hits Stone With Gag Order Banning Remarks In Front Of Courthouse

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a gag order in the Roger Stone case Friday, a move that was anticipated given Stone’s publicity-hungry ways and given that the judge imposed a similar order in the Paul Manafort proceedings. However her order, as it pertained to Stone, was limited to banning him from commenting about the case in front of the courthouse, where media often gathers before and after proceedings. The ban includes comments “intended to influence any juror, potential jur...
Tags: News, Congress, Court, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, Paul Manafort, Muckraker, Berman Jackson


How Trump’s Off-The-Rails Presser Will Play In The Court Fight Over His Border Move

President Trump yet again made life more difficult for the attorneys who defend his policies, by speaking candidly about why he was taking the extraordinary step of issuing an emergency declaration to fund the building of his border wall. Over the course of a nearly hour-long, meandering press conference Friday in the Rose Garden, Trump made a number of comments about his decision that caught the attention of — and outright excited — the lawyers who might be involved in the legal challenges e...
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House Dems Open Probe Into Trump Border Move, With Hearing In ‘Coming Days’

Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are opening an “immediate investigation” into President Trump’s move Friday morning to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall.  In a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon, the Democrats requested that he make available to them individuals involved in the decision — including White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and officials at the Department of Justice — for “a hearing in the coming days.” The Democrats are also seeking...
Tags: News, White House, Dc, Department Of Justice, Trump, Tierney Sneed, House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, Pat Cipollone


Supreme Court To Decide Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form.  The Supreme Court’s move is the latest dramatic turn in a case that has proceeded in a remarkable way. The Justice Department appealed the decision directly to the Supreme Court — bypassing an appeals court review — because it faces a deadline this year for printing the survey forms. Arguments in the case will be heard in April. It’s hard to imagine a...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Gop, Commerce, Aclu, Manhattan, Dc, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Tierney Sneed, The Supreme Court, University of Texas, Clarence Thomas, Steve Vladeck


Here’s The Little Tune Trump Sang About Coming Legal Battle Over Border Move

President Trump’s remarks announcing a national emergency declaration to build a border war included a bizarre, sing-songy riff on the legal challenges the move will face. He’s planning on signing the national security declaration Friday. “We will then be sued and they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling and and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court and hopefully we’ll get a fair sha...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Dc, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Supreme Court Trump, Ninth Circuit


White House: Trump’s Declaration Will Help Free Up $8 Billion For Border Wall

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency — along with other measures he will take to move around money — will allow him to access roughly $8 billion to build a border wall, senior administration officials told reporters on a press call Friday morning. They expect it to fund the 234 miles of barriers that he had sought to build with his $5.7 billion request that Congress rebuffed. Congress, in a spending deal both chambers passed Thursday, instead has appropriated just $1.375 bill...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Department Of Defense, House, Dc, Puerto Rico, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Department of Treasury, Mick Mulvaney


Trump Will Sign Border Deal And Also Declare National Emergency On Wall

President Trump plans to sign a border deal that will avoid a partial government shutdown, and at the same time declare a national emergency, as he has threatened to do, in order secure more funding to build a border wall. The White House confirmed Trump’s decision, which was first announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — includ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Dc, Republican, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sarah Sanders


McConnell: Trump Will Sign Border Deal As He Declares Emergency For Wall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Thursday that President Trump told him that he will sign a funding deal that the Senate will vote on Thursday afternoon. McConnell said that the President will also issue a national emergency at the same time he signs the legislation, as Trump has threatened to do to in order secure more funding to build a border wall. The deal avoids another partial government shutdown. The Senate will vote on it at 3:30 p.m., and it will then be taken up by...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, House, Dc, Republican, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell


Left Wing Revolt: 4 House Frosh Rip Budget Deal Over Increased ICE Funding

Four progressive House freshman announced Thursday that will vote no on a border deal that would avert a government shutdown. The rejected the bill as supporting “abusive agencies” and “hateful policies, priorities, and rhetoric.” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced their opposition to the bill in a joint statement Thursday. The bill is expected to pass both chambers later Thursday. The House progressives took is...
Tags: News, House, CBP, Dc, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Tierney Sneed, U S Customs, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Reps Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Congress Planning To Vote Thursday On Border Deal To Avert Gov’t Shutdown

Both chambers of Congress plan to vote on a border deal that will avert a partial government shutdown on Thursday. The planned vote would get the legislation to President Trump’s desk before the funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies expires on Saturday. The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation first, and then the House. The deal — which provides $1.375 billion in border wall funding, well below the $5.7 billion Trump was demanding — was unveiled by a bipa...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House, Dc, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Tierney Sneed


DOJ Pushes Back On McCabe Claims In CBS Interview About Talk Of Removing Trump

The Justice Department said Thursday that ex-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe gave an “inaccurate and factually incorrect” account in an soon-to-be-aired CBS News interview about 2017 discussions at the DOJ of recording President Trump. McCabe, according to how CBS News’ Scott Pelley described the interview Thursday, recalled to CBS News discussions at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. The interview will air on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. Those discu...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Fbi, New York Times, Cbs, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, McCabe, Comey, Mueller, Scott Pelley, Rosenstein, Dag


The Art Of The Kneel: How Trump’s Tactics Kept Shrinking His Wall

No big, beautiful wall after all. After forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, seeing his poll numbers take a hit and stirring consternation from a broad swath of Republicans, President Trump looks poised to accept a bipartisan deal that would get him just $1.375 billion for new border money, not the $5.7 billion in wall money he was seeking. That’s enough for only 55 miles of new physical barriers, and even less than the $1.6 billion he’d been offered by Democrats in pre-sh...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Gop, House, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, Freedom Caucus, Jim Jordan, Ryan, Paul Ryan R WI, House Freedom Caucus, White House Press


Manafort Lied To Mueller Team After Agreeing To Cooperate, Judge Rules

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in order Wednesday that Paul Manafort had violated his plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller. Her order also said the Mueller had shown by a preponderance of evidence that Manafort had lied about three of the five topic areas prosecutors accused the former Trump campaign chairman of making intentionally false statements. In the other two topic areas, Mueller has failed to sufficiently prove that Manafort lied. Specifically Berman Jackso...
Tags: News, Virginia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Manafort Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Muckraker


House Freedom Caucus Pushes Short-Term Spending Bill To Avoid ‘Bad Border Deal’

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday introduced a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for an extra week as lawmakers weigh this week’s bipartisan border deal that the conservative hardliners find “frustrating.” “Like many of my colleagues, I am frustrated that this current proposal ignores input from experts on our southern border,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), the proposal’s sponsor, said in a statement. “I introduced this short-term continuing resolution — a spending bill — to pro...
Tags: News, Senate, House, Dc, Trump, Tierney Sneed, House Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows, Andy Biggs


Unsealed Docs Show Fight To Make Mueller Grand Jury Case More Public

Several filings were unsealed Wednesday in the dispute over the lack of transparency in the secret grand jury case brought by a witness subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller. The filings unsealed Wednesday revealed more about the back-and-forth between prosecutors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which sued to unseal court documents and details about the grand jury case. An appellate court also on Wednesday ordered that “Company A,” the unidentified foreign-owned c...
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Stone Demands Hearing On Conspiracy Theory Mueller Tipped Off CNN About Arrest

Roger Stone requested Wednesday that a judge hold a hearing on the conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off about his arrest before it happened last month. CNN has denied getting any such tip, and even published a story going through the clues it used to put together that the arrest might be happening the morning of Friday, Jan. 25. Nonetheless, the theory has been touted by Stone, his allies, and even Republican lawmakers. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker fanned the flames by saying a ...
Tags: News, Cnn, Republican, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Matt Whitaker, Muckraker


Lawsuit Claims New Hampshire Law Unconstitutionally Targets Student Voting

The ACLU is challenging a New Hampshire law it alleges is a backdoor way of making registering to vote more burdensome for college students, low income people and others in the state. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of college students in New Hampshire is the latest salvo in a long-running battle over student voting in the state. For years, Republicans have complained that any tight Democratic wins in the state — including Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s (R) narrow loss in 2016 — were the r...
Tags: News, Senate, Boston, Gop, New Hampshire, Aclu, DMV, Kansas, Trump, Tierney Sneed, State, University of New Hampshire, Gardner, Kris Kobach, Bill Gardner, Sen Kelly Ayotte


Voting Rights: Texas Officials Face Growing Scrutiny Over List Of Alleged Voter Fraudsters

As the lawsuits against Texas mount for its sloppy handling of a list of 58,000 alleged noncitizen voters, the elections official responsible for putting together the error-ridden list faced a rough confirmation hearing Thursday. David Whitley, who was selected to be Texas Secretary of State, will likely need Democratic votes to be confirmed in the state, which requires a two thirds majority in the state senate. Whitley struggled to answer questions about the accuracy of the list and and the met...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Dhs, Gop, House, Kansas, Ohio, North Carolina, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, State, David Whitley