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Trump questions need for immigration trials, says system is ‘corrupt’ and will be changed

President Donald Trump said the immigration system is “corrupt” and questioned the need for trials.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday,” Trump said the United States has…

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson, convicted for transporting white woman across state lines

President Donald Trump granted a rare posthumous pardon to the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, in a case in which he was convicted of transporting a white woman…

Federal judge rules Trump can’t block Twitter users because of political views
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled the First Amendment bars President Donald Trump from blocking people from his Twitter account because of their political views.
How Nixon used a law firm stint to resurrect his political career and win the presidency (podcast)
After losing both the 1960 presidential election and the 1962 California governor’s race, Richard Milhous Nixon vowed at a press conference: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” and seemed to have written the epitaph to his political career. He left for New York and became a partner in a white shoe law firm. Yet six years later, he would win the White House, in no small part because of that firm.
Business partner of Michael Cohen reportedly agrees to cooperate with prosecutors
A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government.
Justice Department to examine Trump’s claim of FBI surveillance of campaign
Updated: The Department of Justice says its inspector general will look into President Donald Trump's claim Sunday that his campaign was the target of infiltration or surveillance by the FBI.
Trump tweets about possible campaign informant, while Giuliani isn’t sure
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday about a possible FBI informant in his campaign, but his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said neither he nor the president knows for sure if it really happened.
Appeals court refuses to stay defamation suit against Trump by former ‘Apprentice’ contestant
A state appeals court in New York has refused to stay a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos.
Russia probe began with FBI’s secretive ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ investigation

The probe of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election began in the summer of that year when an Australian ambassador in London met with FBI agents.

Ambassador Alexander Downer…

Giuliani: Mueller lawyers say they won’t indict a sitting president
Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded he will follow Justice Department rules that bar an indictment of a sitting president, according to Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer representing President Donald Trump.
Trump lists reimbursement to Cohen; ethics office says disclosure was required
President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure form reports that he paid more than $100,000 to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as reimbursement for a payment to a third party.
General counsel at Novartis to retire after acknowledging payments to Cohen were an ‘error’

The group general counsel at the pharmaceutical company Novartis, Felix Ehrat, has announced his retirement after acknowledging that the agreement to pay lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for consulting…

Testimony: Lawyer for Trump Jr. tried to coordinate statements about Russian lawyer meeting
A lawyer for Donald Trump Jr. tried to coordinate public statements about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer held on the promise that the lawyer would deliver dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to newly released Senate testimony.
Does public campaign by Stormy Daniels’ lawyer raise ethics questions?
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is representing her in a suit seeking to invalidate a confidentiality agreement, but his public appearances go beyond a discussion of the legal issues about the deal signed by President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Officials resigned reportedly after pressure to cancel temporary protected status for immigrants
President Donald Trump's administration ignored advice from its own diplomatic experts when it pressured reluctant Department of Homeland Security officials to end Temporary Protected Status for Honduran nationals, the Washington Post reported.

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