US Politics

Feds Can’t Slow Production Of Khashoggi Docs In FOIA Case

A New York federal judge has said the U.S. departments of State and Defense can’t reduce the rate at which the court ordered them to produce documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request centering on the killing of Saudi-born, U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

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Roger Stone Wants DC Circ. To Lift Lower Court Gag Order

Roger Stone has asked the D.C. Circuit to overturn a lower court’s gag order banning the self-described political “dirty-trickster” from posting anything on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram while he’s being prosecuted on federal witness tampering and obstruction charges…

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Roger Stone Loses Bid To Kill Obstruction Case

A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Thursday rejected a panoply of reasons that Roger Stone had offered for halting a witness tampering and obstruction case against him, calling some of the political operative’s arguments “misplaced,” “problematic” and “entirely unsupported”…

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Trump Org. Lawyer Says Manhattan DA Probe Is A ‘Hit Job’

A lawyer for the Trump Organization complained Thursday of a “political hit job” amid reports New York state prosecutors subpoenaed the president’s family business regarding a hush payment to an adult film actress who’d purportedly had a sexual encounter with the future president…

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Palm Beach Sheriff To Probe Epstein Work Release

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday an internal investigation into the Florida department’s supervision of financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was jailed there a decade ago on sex crime charges, after a lawyer for some of Epstein’s alleged victims implied the accused child rapist had abused the privileges of his work release…

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