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Trump's lawyer says the president is not under investigation, despite what he tweeted
One of President Trump's lawyers insisted on Sunday that a tweet in which he wrote of "being investigated" did not confirm that he was, in fact, under investigation, as senators of both parties suggested the probe will run for many more months whether ...
Essential Politics: Trump lawyer contradicts the president, says he's not under investigation
On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lawyers, insisted that the president's Twitter statement did not amount to an acknowledgment that he was under investigation. And, in fact, Sekulow said, Trump definitely isn't. Trump's tweet was "in response" to ...
Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes
Securing the cooperation of people close to Trump, many of whom have been retaining their own lawyers, could be important for Mueller, who was named by the Justice Department as special counsel on May 17 and is investigating, among other issues, ...
AP FACT CHECK: Whom to believe, Trump or his lawyer?
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and one of his personal lawyers have contradicted each other over whether the president is under investigation by the special counsel probing Russians' meddling in the 2016 election and possible links with the ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer 'confident' in acquittal if case is retried
Bill Cosby's criminal defense attorney, Brian McMonagle, speaking two days after a mistrial was declared in the comedian's sexual assault case, said he is confident that if there is another trial his client will be acquitted. "What I would say to all ...
Conway repeats lawyer's claim: Trump didn't admit to being under investigation
"That's president's personal lawyer. He's saying that nobody has ever notified the president that he's under investigation,” Conway told Fox News's “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt. “That's the president responding to a Washington Post report that ...
'Was this just mistweeted?': Anchors confront Trump lawyer who insists 'the president is not under investigation'
A prominent member of President Donald Trump's legal team on Sunday denied that the president was under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice over his firing of James Comey as FBI director, directly contradicting a blockbuster Washington ...
First Read's Morning Clips: Trump's Lawyer Speaks Out
On “Meet the Press” yesterday, one of Trump's attorneys insisted that the president is not under investigation. Tech execs are heading to the White House. “Top executives from the tech industry are coming to the White House on Monday for meetings aimed ...
Jay Sekulow, Trump's unlikely lawyer
Jay Sekulow had a hectic day Sunday, bouncing from one news show to another to beat back reports that President Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice. In a media blitz through four networks, Sekulow, a new member of Trump's legal ...
Trump's lawyer's very bad and contradictory Sunday, annotated
President Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow took to the Sunday shows this weekend with a pretty simple talking point: Trump is not under investigation. The problem is that, because of Trump's own actions — most notably when he tweeted “I am being ...
Report: Jared Kushner could choose a new lawyer to represent him in Russia probe
"After the appointment of our former partner Robert Mueller as special counsel, we advised Mr. Kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us as his counsel," Gorelick said in a ...
Trump tweets promo for lawyer's Fox & Friends appearance, ignores attack on Muslims in London
On Monday morning, President Trump encouraged his 32.5 million Twitter followers to watch his personal lawyer be interviewed about the investigation into his campaign on his favorite TV show — Fox & Friends. Trump deleted the tweet shortly after Jay ...
Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump ...
Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump ...
Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2 Million As Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer
President Trump's pick to be the next FBI director, Christopher Wray, billed New Jersey taxpayers more than $2.1 million in legal charges and expenses while representing Gov. Chris Christie as his personal attorney before during and after the ...
Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?
Washington (CNN) In midst of developing reports that President Donald Trump is under investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the President has added a legal voice who is a familiar ...
Pioneering Machias lawyer, tribal judge wins Glassman award
The award, which is presented biennially by the bar association's Women's Law Section, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a woman in the Maine bar who has excelled in the profession, paved the way for other female lawyers and worked to ...
Shkreli's Lawyer Says Ignore Tweet Boasting in Bail-Cut Bid
Don't believe everything Martin Shkreli says, at least what he tweets, his lawyer told a federal judge before his fraud trial begins next week. Shkreli, 34, was in court Monday citing a lack of funds and seeking to reduce his $5 million bail to allow ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Speaks Out on the Mistrial and Jury Vote: "I Heard It Was a Split"
Two days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case against her client Bill Cosby, lawyer Angela Agrusa is back home in Los Angeles. "My body was in a state of clench for the entire week," the 54-year-old attorney tells ...
Judge taps VW case lawyer to lead Fiat Chrysler owners' case
Cabraser, a lawyer at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, also served as lead attorney for owners in the Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) diesel emissions case that led to the German automaker agreeing to offer to buyback 500,000 vehicles and spend ...
Saone Baron Crocker, a lawyer and cancer patient advocate, dies at 74
Both her grandparents were Jews who settled in Africa after fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe. Her father, a prominent lawyer, served as a member of parliament in the mid-1950s but resigned after a few years in protest of the reactionary laws the ...
For Jay Sekulow, New Trump Lawyer, Public Stumble Is Out of Character
He built his reputation as a constitutional lawyer for a number of evangelical Christian groups, successfully advancing First Amendment arguments before the Supreme Court to lower the wall between church and state. He has been a forceful advocate in ...
Seth Meyers Mocks Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow's 'Bizarre Spectacle' on Sunday Shows
“Things have gotten so bad that Trump's lawyers have their own lawyers now,” Seth Meyers said on his show Monday night. “He's got layers and layers of lawyers. And you need layers of lawyers when you're a liar.” Quoting a recent Daily Beast report ...
South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison. Joel Joffe, who died in London ...
Trump's attack dog lawyer
More importantly, Sekulow, an agile lawyer who has argued before the Supreme Court, enjoys high credibility with conservative base voters. He has been a frequent defender of the President on Fox News and other outlets, and was harshly critical of Comey ...
Wall Street Now Fears the Lawyer Who Used to Defend It
Ten years ago, lawyer Dan Brockett and his colleagues opted for the equivalent of ditching an office job for a career as a big-game hunter. As Wall Street cratered during the financial crisis, Brockett helped lead the firm's move away from representing ...
Imprisoned Crimean Tatar Allowed To See Dying Mother, Lawyer Says
Authorities in the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea have allowed a leader of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis to see his dying mother. Akhtem Chiygoz's lawyer, Nikolai Polozov, wrote on Twitter on June 20 that his client was brought to the city of ...
Cosby lawyer doesn't think a retrial will change anything
That, and Cosby's defense consisted mainly of insulting the plaintiff, which suggested his lawyers, Brian McGonagle and Angela Agrusa, hadn't put together much of a strategy. Not so, says Agrusa, who talked to The Hollywood Reporter after the ...
Trump picks Republican lawyer Kaplan for US labor board
U.S. President Donald Trump was poised on Tuesday to nominate Washington lawyer Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board, nudging the agency toward a Republican majority that could overturn a series of decisions that have riled businesses ...
Why Does Every Republican Lawyer Have A Terrible Rock Band?
And, somehow it includes a former Kansas frontman turned Christian rocker. God how I miss the days when these people thought rock was Satan music. But we're a long way from Dust in the Wind here. Some amateur rockers have bands that spit out bad ...
Trump's Lawyer Spins Russia Facts
The president's lawyer appeared on CNN's “State of the Union,” CBS' “Face the Nation,” NBC's “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday.” On each show, Sekulow returned to the earlier White House position that Trump acted to fire the FBI director on May 9 ...
Christie: FBI nominee will remain my Bridgegate lawyer
PENNINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that the lawyer who has represented him in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will remain his attorney “unless and until” he gets sworn in as FBI director. President Donald Trump said earlier ...
Sessions hires top lawyer Chuck Cooper
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired Chuck Cooper, a top lawyer who was recently considered for solicitor general, to represent him, National Law Journal's Katelyn Polantz reports. Cooper confirmed to Polantz that he's Sessions' lawyer, but wouldn ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions retains private lawyer
WASHINGTON – Jeff Sessions, the nation's chief law enforcement officer and top prosecutor, has private lawyer of his own. Attorney Charles "Chuck" Cooper, a longtime advocate for conservative causes, has been providing counsel to the attorney general, ...
Lawyer blasts judge as jurors given Bella Bond case
The lawyer defending Michael McCarthy against charges he killed 2-year-old Bella Bond and dumped her body in Boston Harbor bitterly blasted the trial judge today for sending jurors into deliberations with a green light to convict his client even if ...
Scarlett Johansson Steps Out Holding Hands with Her Lawyer Kevin Yorn
Scarlett Johansson was spotted out with her lawyer Kevin Yorn Friday night in New York City as they hit up popular haunt Scalinatella. In photos that surfaced Tuesday, the two were seen staying close as they made their way out of the restaurant, and ...
Bachelor in Paradise: Corinne Olympios' lawyer pledges to continue 'our own investigation'
Despite Warner Bros. declaring no misconduct occurred on the Bachelor in Paradise set, the lawyer for contestant Corinne Olympios isn't backing down. Earlier Tuesday, the studio announced that its investigation had concluded and the show would resume ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired outside counsel. Sessions has faced criticism for not disclosing meetings with Russian officials. Other Trump administration officials have retained private lawyers to handle matters related to the Russia ...
Sessions Hires Outside Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Probes
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired longtime friend Charles Cooper be his personal lawyer amid an expanding investigation by the special counsel overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Cooper, chairman of the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions retains a personal lawyer
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been under fire in recent months for his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential race, has retained the services of Washington lawyer Charles Cooper, a longtime friend. Cooper was seen ...
McCarthy's lawyer to judge: You've just screwed up my case
The lawyer defending Michael P. McCarthy against charges he killed 2-year-old Bella Bond and dumped her body in Boston Harbor bitterly blasted the trial judge yesterday for sending jurors into their deliberations with a green light to convict his ...
'Bachelor' contestant lawyer still investigating
In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, Corinne Olympios arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Unforgettable" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. (AP). LOS ANGELES – An attorney representing "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant Corinne Olympios is saying ...
Ask SAM: Complaints about a lawyer?
Q: So my lawyer messed up. I paid him to take care of a ticket, and he didn't tell me I had some fees. Now I have to pay more than $300 or my license will be revoked. I went to his office and he is no longer a lawyer here in Winston-Salem. I want to ...
Trump's Lawyer Backed Putin's Anti-Gay Agenda
A charity led by Jay Sekulow openly supported Vladimir Putin's push to ban 'gay propaganda' from Russia. Betsy Woodruff. 06.21.17 1:00 AM ET. Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast. Before Jay Sekulow became the face of President Donald ...
Corinne's Lawyer Responds To News 'Bachelor In Paradise' Will Resume Filming
For the past week, Bachelor Nation has been consumed with news of the alleged sexual misconduct that took place between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios during filming of season four of Bachelor in Paradise. The show was initially suspended ...
The very shady way that Donald Trump's new lawyer got very, very rich
On paper, Donald Trump is a lawyer's dream client. Deep pockets. A seemingly never-ending stream of legal problems. And a high-profile that can transform his confidants into minor celebrities. Trump's the kind of client that could pay off a lawyer's ...
As Russia scandal percolates, AG Sessions the latest to lawyer up
In late May, the White House's Russia scandal reached the point at which Donald Trump found it necessary to lawyer up, hiring his own outside counsel to represent the president's personal interests. About three weeks later, Mike Pence, facing plenty of ...
Corinne Olympios' lawyer disputes 'Bachelor in Paradise' no misconduct finding
Corinne Olympios arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Unforgettable" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Olympios, a contestant on ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise," said she was a "victim" who was seeking therapy for what she called the physical and emotional ...
Christians Are Harassing the Atheist Lawyer Who Won the Pensacola Cross Case
Earlier this week, a judge in Florida ruled that a giant government-sponsored Christian cross in Pensacola had to come down. It was clearly an establishment of religion, he said, adding, “the law is the law.” ...
Castile family lawyer 'stunned' by dashcam footage
(CNN) "Stunned." That's the word Glenda Hatchett used Wednesday to describe how she felt after seeing the dashcam footage of Philando Castile's July 2016 shooting death during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis. Officer Jeronimo Yanez, a police ...
"Bachelor in Paradise" contestant's lawyer disputes findings
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant Corinne Olympios dismissed findings from Warner Bros. released Tuesday that no cast member had misbehaved or was in danger on the reality series' Mexico set and vowed an independent ...