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Robert S. Mueller, Director of the FBI testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Committee in Washington, DC, June 6, 2002. Photographer:  Dennis Brack/ Bloomberg News.

DOJ’s Weissmann Joining Mueller’s Russia Investigation Team, Sources Say

DOJ’s Weissmann Joining Mueller’s Russia Investigation Team, Sources Say

By Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg News Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is bolstering his team of investigators probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, adding a top Justice Department official overseeing active investigations into corporate fraud and foreign bribery, according to people familiar with the matter. The official, Andrew Weissmann, is the most senior government

Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, left, listens while Senator Dianne Feinstein, a democrat from California and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Comey Firing Could Wake a Constitutional Wolf

Two senators are seeking to force the Trump Administration’s hand on appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election. Former FBI Director James B. Comey had been leading the criminal investigation into those links, despite longstanding calls from Democrats to appoint an independent counsel. Comey’s abrupt

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What Happens to Trump-Russia Probe After Comey: QuickTake Q&A

By Laurence Arnold and Todd Shields, Bloomberg News At the moment, the criminal probe into Russia’s  meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has all the stability of the Steinbrenner-era Yankees. With the U.S. attorney general self-sidelined, and the FBI director freshly fired, a makeshift lineup of law-enforcement officials now oversees an inquiry that has implications for

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks along side his daughter Ivanka Trump while holding a video conference to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts in April. Photographer: Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Should Hire His Own Lawyers to Defend Emoluments Suit (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. By Bruce A. Green, Fordham Law School If President Trump manages to convince Mexico to pay to build a wall at our border, one might complain that this is bad foreign relations

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Why ‘Emoluments’ Might Mean Headaches for Trump: QuickTake Q&A

By Ben Brody and Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg News America’s founding fathers probably didn’t envision Donald Trump. They did, however, think to include a sentence in the U.S. Constitution that today strikes some critics as an appropriate check on the businessman-president. Chatter about the provision, known as the “emoluments clause,” has intensified following Trump’s inauguration, his

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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

Demonstrators gather in front of the newly opened Trump International Hotel to protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump’s Washington Hotel Seen Facing New Set of Legal Challenges

By Hui-Yong Yu, Bloomberg News A U.S. agency ruling affirming President Donald Trump’s right to operate a hotel in a Washington building leased from the government has opened a potential new legal battle over whether the contract grants him benefits in violation of the Constitution. Under the so-called domestic emoluments clause, the president is prohibited

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Fund Client Explains Decision to Fire Morgan Lewis

Before the Wallace Global Fund fired Morgan Lewis & Bockius as its outside law firm late last month over its representation of President Donald J. Trump, the $150 million grant-making organization set about trying to find a new law firm. “There was another D.C. firm that had someone I thought would have been perfect,” said Scott Wallace,