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US Watchdogs Slam DOJ’s Ukraine Whistleblower Memo

A group of federal watchdogs has criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for determining that a whistleblower’s report about allegedly inappropriate White House interaction with Ukraine wasn’t an “urgent concern,” thereby blocking the complaint from being sent to Congress…

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Feds Ask 9th Circ. To Lift Block On Asylum Restriction

The federal government urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to undo a California federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration’s policy of rejecting asylum claims at the Southwest border from migrants who cross through a country besides their own…

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Ex-Koch Staffer Gets Top DOI Atty Post Amid Perjury Claims

The Republican majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Daniel Jorjani as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s top lawyer, despite Democrats’ claims that Jorjani lied to legislators about his involvement in a controversial public records proposal at the agency…

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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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