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A look back at Trump’s history of high-profile legal wranglings

A look back at Trump’s history of high-profile legal wranglings

Donald Trump’s divorce from his first wife Ivana had already devolved into a tabloid spectacle when, frustrated by the proceedings, the future President’s temper flared. “You’re full of s***!” he exclaimed to the judge in her chambers when she suggested terms he deemed overly favorable to his soon-to-be ex-wife, accrding to Trump’s lawyer at the…MORE

What we know and don’t know about the Senate impeachment trial

What we know and don’t know about the Senate impeachment trial

Chief Justice John Roberts swore in senators Thursday to officially begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. But, the trial starts in earnest Tuesday afternoon when Republicans and Democrats are expected to battle over a resolution setting the rules for the trial and shortly after start opening arguments. It’s possible senators will vote to…MORE

JFK’s grandson slams Pence’s interpretation of ‘Profiles in Courage’

JFK’s grandson slams Pence’s interpretation of ‘Profiles in Courage’

President John F. Kennedy’s grandson Jack Schlossberg said Saturday that Vice President Mike Pence’s recent op-ed is a “total perversion of JFK’s legacy and the meaning of courage.” In a¬†Wall Street Journal op-ed¬†published Thursday, Pence urged Senate Democrats to break ranks and oppose the articles of impeachment brought against President Donald Trump. Pence cited Kennedy’s…MORE

Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts

Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved the release of top FBI official Peter Strzok’s text messages with then-FBI attorney Lisa Page to protect the FBI and because Congress deserved to see them, he wrote in a court filing late Friday night. The admission, the Justice Department argued, shows that the two FBI officials, who…MORE

Facebook removes pages reported to have coordinated posts defending Robert Hyde

Facebook removes pages reported to have coordinated posts defending Robert Hyde

Facebook removed a network of pages Friday night that were reported to be sending coordinated posts defending Connecticut congressional candidate Robert Hyde, who this week was implicated in the Ukraine scandal. The pages first came under public scrutiny in November, months before Hyde came to national attention. A BuzzFeed News investigation found the pages heavily…MORE

READ: House Democrats’ brief on why Trump should be removed from office

READ: House Democrats’ brief on why Trump should be removed from office

House Democrats on Saturday released their argument for why President Donald Trump should be removed from office by the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial. The Democrats filed to the Senate their trial brief, a summary explaining why the House passed two articles of impeachment last month charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction…MORE

Virginia House Republican leader to hate groups: ‘You are not welcome here’

Virginia House Republican leader to hate groups: ‘You are not welcome here’

The Virginia House Republican leader said anyone spreading “white supremacist garbage” is not welcome in Richmond after a state of emergency was declared because of threats surrounding a gun rights rally planned for Monday. “Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest…MORE

Trump’s legal team formally responds to Senate impeachment summons

Trump’s legal team formally responds to Senate impeachment summons

Donald Trump’s legal team filed its formal response Saturday evening to the Senate summons of the President, offering the first glimpse into what will ultimately be the White House’s impeachment defense. The response — which calls the articles “constitutionally invalid” and says they are an attack on Americans — argued both substantively, against the charges…MORE