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Marc Kasowitz. Photo by Jim Watson (AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Ready to Shake Things Up as Russia Investigations Grind On

Trump Ready to Shake Things Up as Russia Investigations Grind On

By Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump is planning to shake up his legal team and is also evaluating options for his communications shop as the FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia heat up. The president’s long-time attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will likely be eased


Trump Picks Lawyer to Lead U.S Agency Crippled Without a Quorum

By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump named attorney Kevin McIntyre as his pick for chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way for the agency to regain its authority to rule on natural gas pipelines and contested utility mergers. McIntyre, co-head of Jones Day’s global energy practice, would take the reins

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Trump to Nominate Big Law and Government Lawyer for Labor Board Spots

By Josh Eidelson, Chris Opfer and Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA The Trump Administration has submitted attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel for FBI background checks, and it plans to nominate them by June to fill the two vacant slots on the National Labor Relations Board, sources briefed on White House plans confirmed to Bloomberg today.

James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Comey faced tough questioning from senators in both parties Wednesday on his agency's investigation into possible links between Donald Trumps campaign and Russia, and his own impact on last years election. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Comey’s Firing Is a Crisis of American Rule of Law

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View It’s not a constitutional crisis. Technically, President Donald Trump was within his constitutional rights Tuesday when he fired FBI Director James Comey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is part of the executive branch, not an independent agency. But the firing did violate a powerful unwritten norm: that the director serves

James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Trump Fires FBI Director Comey, Citing Need to Restore ‘Trust’

By Chris Strohm and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey late Tuesday on the recommendation of the attorney general and his top aide, who cited the bureau’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while secretary of state. “Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI

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Trump Crackdown Confronts California Sanctuaries in Court

by Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News The Trump administration has embarked on a border patrol agent recruiting drive and begun aggressive stings to arrest undocumented immigrants amid the president’s call for upping deportations. Standing in its way are so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to detain some potential deportees. Those jurisdictions are fighting back, with two of

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Donald Trump’s Favorite Law Firm

By Paul Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek When prominent lawyers take top jobs at the White House or the U.S. Department of Justice, they often bring along several attorneys from their firms. With the Trump administration, one firm—Jones Day — is taking that to an extreme. “I don’t know of a precedent,” says Theodore Olson, a solicitor

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Bridgegate Prosecutor Criticizes Abrupt Ouster of U.S. Attorneys

By David Voreacos, Bloomberg News New Jersey’s former top federal prosecutor criticized the Trump administration’s handling of his forced resignation, saying despite more than seven years on the job he was given only seven hours to leave and no time to prepare his successor. Paul Fishman, who prosecuted the political scandal known as Bridgegate, was

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to staff members while walking on the South Lawn of the White House towards Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump Said to Pick an Attorney to Lead Federal Energy Agency

By Jonathan N. Crawford and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jones Day attorney Kevin McIntyre as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an agency charged with overseeing the nation’s power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects, people familiar with the situation said. Trump also plans to name