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Indian-American Trump aide in firing line - Times of India

An Indian-American legal whiz may soon join the long list of White House aides who have been sacked or eased out by Donald Trump after it transpires that he misled the mercurial President on his powers to fire FBI Director James Comey , partly in an effort to protect the Presiden...

Judge sides with House panel on request for records from firm behind Trump dossier

Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for an appearance during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in November. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) A federal judge Thursday denied a request by Fusion GPS to block the House Intelligence Committee fr...

Jeff Sessions and the Pot Memo

A minor panic broke out yesterday after it was reported in the press that federal law might be more conscientiously enforced. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it was confirmed, had rescinded the “Cole Memo,” an Obama-era rule that ostensibly laid out how U.S. attorneys should ...

White House Lawyer Misled Trump To Prevent James Comey's Dismissal: Report

A White House lawyer intentionally misled President Donald Trump last year to try to stop him from firing then-FBI Director James Comey, according to a New York Times report on Trump’s attempts to control the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.  The Times learned of ...

ABA, Authors Guild Slam Trump's Legal Campaign Against 'Fire and Fury'

A range of book industry organizations, including the ABA and the Authors Guild, have issued public condemnations of President Trump’s attempt to block Henry Holt’s publication of Fire and Fu...

Kill the death penalty bill

By a bare majority, the Knesset has given preliminary approval to a bill sanctioning the death penalty for terrorists. This bill should be pulled and further legislative stages waived, seeing as...

Some Marijuana Entrepreneurs See a Silver Lining After Threat from Justice Department

Fear and paranoia ripped the cannabis industry on Thursday after news broke that U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era policies that allowed the recreational marijuana industry to flour...

Wolff book: Trump spokesman quit over response to Trump Tower meeting

WASHINGTON -- As he left a summit meeting in Germany in July, President Trump was focused on a political crisis at home: news was about to break about a meeting that had taken place during the 20...

Report: Steve Bannon's main financial backer disavows him

The key financial backer for Breitbart News executive and former chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon is no longer supporting him, according to a statement given to The Washington Post Thursday. ...

‘Fire and Fury’ Release Moves Up to Friday as Publisher Rejects Trump’s Cease and Desist

Publisher Henry Holt & Co. said that it was moving forward with the release of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” despite demands by President Trump’s personal lawyers to cease p...

Colorado Attorney General says marijuana businesses should carry on as usual

The investment marijuana business owners have made into their businesses could be their best defense under potential changes in marijuana enforcement, the Colorado Attorney General says. Today, ...

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