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Trump Falsely Blames Loretta Lynch in Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer
During a news conference with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Thursday, President Trump falsely accused former Attorney General Loretta Lynch of admitting the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to the United States in 2016. Credit Stephen ...
The “world's first robot lawyer” isn't a damn lawyer
Stanford University student Joshua Browder, 19—creator of a chatbot called DoNotPay that offers free legal advice in the US and UK—is not a lawyer. A chatbot is also patently not a lawyer, no more so than a legal form or that guy who offers advice ...
FBI: Fugitive lawyer linked to social security fraud spotted
In this undated photo released by the FBI on July 14, 2017, Kentucky lawyer Eric Conn is seen on security footage at a New Mexico gas station. Conn, who pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in a more than ...
Did Trump lawyer break the law in vicious email attack on critic ...
Did Trump lawyer break the law in vicious email attack on critic ...
Week In Politics: Trump Jr.'s Meeting With Russian Lawyer, GOP Health Bill
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of Politico about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, and the most recent GOP health care bill. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: On the ...
Lawyer Ty Cobb to join White House to handle Russia probes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House is hiring Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer with experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney to assist with Russia-related investigations, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Cobb has been a ...
Lawyer Ty Cobb to join White House to handle Russia probes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House is hiring Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer with experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney to assist with Russia-related investigations, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Cobb has been a ...
Kushner's lawyer stepping back from representing him in Russia probe
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner's lawyer is stepping back from representing him regarding the evolving probe into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The National Law Journal reported Friday that Jamie Gorelick, the ...
Who can brides call for help after Alfred Angelo shut down? This Miami lawyer.
Thousands of brides panicked over the closing of the Alfred Angelo bridal chain had no official recourse Friday beyond emailing a Miami bankruptcy lawyer and begging, cajoling, demanding and pleading for help. “It's been about 7,300 emails since ...
Trump's Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation
WASHINGTON — Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer, is joining President Trump's legal team to coordinate the response to the expanding investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia's election interference, reflecting a growing sense ...
Trump lawyer: This will all be a fascinating movie one day
An attorney for President Trump on Friday dismissed allegations of lawbreaking by members of the administration as the plot of “a fascinating movie one day.” “But none of it violates the law,” Jay Sekulow said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. The White ...
The Lawyer, the Addict
I thought maybe the stress of his job as a lawyer had finally gotten to him, or that he was bipolar. He had been working more than 60 hours a week for 20 years, ever since he started law school and worked his way into a partnership in the intellectual ...
Another player in Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer has been identified
The New York Times has identified another figure who was present at a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian government lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Anatoli Samachornov, a Russian translator, is the latest person to be named from ...
Trump White House Continues Lawyering Up as Russia Investigation Unfolds
After an awkward week in the ongoing investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the White House has brought on a new lawyer. Ty Cobb, a Washington veteran, is joining the legal team to help coordinate the White House ...
Trump hires another lawyer to help him weather the Russia investigation
President Trump has added another attorney, Ty Cobb, to his legal team to help manage his response to ongoing federal investigations into allegations of collusion between ranking members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government to manipulate ...
Trump picks lawyer Ty Cobb to handle Russia probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced in a statement on Saturday that veteran Washington lawyer Ty Cobb will serve as special counsel, and sources familiar with the hiring said Cobb would handle the White House's response ...
Trump campaign paid lawyer now representing son $50000 in June
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's presidential re-election campaign made a $50,000 payment in June to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr. more than a week before revelations that the president's son had met with a Russian lawyer ...
Trump campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer weeks before Russian meeting was revealed
Almost two weeks before Donald Trump Jr. published screengrabs of purported emails indicating that he arranged to meet with a Russian lawyer, President Trump's re-election campaign paid $50,000 in legal fees to the attorney now representing the ...
Trump Taps Washington Lawyer To Become White House Special Counsel Amid Russia Probes
Over the last week, the Trump family and former campaign staffers have been under mounting scrutiny in the wake of Donald Trump Jr.'s disclosure that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer and a Russian-American ...
Russian lawyer obtained Hill hearing seat from former Florida Trump campaign chair's husband
The husband of the former Florida chair of the Trump campaign obtained a front-row seat to a June 2016 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who had met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower eight days ...
Trump lawyer says president believes Mueller investigation is part of 'witch hunt'
A member of Donald Trump's legal team says he does not believe the president will have to testify under oath to special counsel Robert Mueller, whose Russia investigation the president believes is part of a “witch hunt.” ABC News Chief White House ...
Trump lawyer: Trump Jr. meeting with Russians wasn't 'nefarious' because the Secret Service let them in
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer floated a new reason why Donald Trump Jr. did nothing wrong when he met with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary Clinton. In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Jay Sekulow argued that ...
OPINION | Free advice to Trump from Clinton's lawyer: Get it all out now
So, Mr. Cobb, while we have never met, I hear you are a very good lawyer and know something about crisis management. And I know you will need to learn to have a thick skin in your new job — especially within the White House and among the president's ...
Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers defended a meeting that the president's son had with Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign, suggesting the fact that the Secret Service allowed the meeting showed it was ...
Charlie Gard Lawyer's Ideological Conflict of Interest
Advocates for letting Charlie Gard's parents decide when and if to remove life support–and to allow Charlie to receive a last ditch effort experimental treatment–are crying foul at the named-barrister appointed by the court to represent the guardian ...
President's lawyer: Trump didn't know about his son's meeting with Russians
July 16, 2017 12:54 PM EDT - Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's legal team, and senators from both parties on July 16 commented on a meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had with a Russian lawyer in 2016. (Bastien Inzaurralde / The Washington Post) ...
Trump Lawyer: Trump Jr.'s Meeting Wasn't Illegal And Also Trump Knew Nothing About It.
WASHINGTON ― One of President Donald Trump's lawyers took to the airwaves on Sunday to tell the American people that the meeting high-level Trump campaign officials ― including the president's eldest son ― had with Russian lawyers last year was ...
Trump lawyer: Nothing illegal in son's Russia meeting
Washington— President Donald Trump's attorney insisted Sunday there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr.'s willingness to meet with the lawyer in the ...
Vermont lawyer in running to become state's US attorney led charge against Jane Sanders
The man who is one of President Trump's candidates for U.S. attorney in Vermont has been leading the charge against Jane Sanders and co-chaired the Trump campaign in the Green Mountain State. Brady Toensing, a lawyer, serves as the vice chairman of ...
Trump's Lawyer Suggests Secret Service to Blame for Don Jr.'s Russian Meetup
One of President Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow, has suggested that the U.S. Secret Service is to blame if Donald Trump Jr. was able to meet with anyone connected to the Russian government at a now infamous meeting in the middle of last year's ...
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: If you don't revoke Kushner's security clearance, just give one to Putin
A former ethics lawyer who worked under President George W. Bush blasted White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is President Trump's son-in-law, for still having a security clearance. “Jared Kushner's security clearance should be revoked. If not ...
Trump's lawyer let something slip about the Russia meeting that raises questions about whether Trump attended
President Donald Trump's lawyer told ABC on Sunday morning that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last June with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin was innocent because if it weren't, the Secret Service ...
AG Sessions, the Russian lawyer, and the money laundering case that went away
FILE- In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia. A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son, a music promoter, a property lawyer and Russia's prosecutor ...
Secret Service dismisses Trump lawyer's claim about Russia meeting
“I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” attorney Jay Sekulow said this morning of the meeting Donald Trump Jr. arranged with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign. “The president had ...
'Authorities want me removed from case,' lawyer for asylum seekers who helped Snowden claims
The Immigration Department has asked to replace the lawyer for the seven asylum seekers who sheltered American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in 2013, accusing him of breaching the professional code of conduct and of having conflicting interests, ...
Billings lawyer faces sanctions for obstructing political probe
A District Court judge has agreed to impose sanctions on a Billings lawyer accused of attempting to obstruct an investigation into a so-called dark money group by the state Commissioner of Political Practices. The lawyer, Emily Jones, was accused of ...
Did Trump's Lawyer Just Implicate Him in Donnygate?
Running the full Sunday morning media gauntlet, the president's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, presented Team Trump's latest line of defense in the mounting Donald Trump Jr. scandal: blaming his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer whom he was ...
Bush Lawyer: Revoke Kushner's Security Clearance Or Give It To Putin
Richard Painter, the ethics lawyer for the President George W. Bush administration, weighed in on the status of White House adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance on Twitter, saying if the White House doesn't revoke it, they might as well “give one ...
Breaking the back of Hazelwood: a press lawyer's decade-long campaign
This article is being co-published with American University School of Communication's Investigative Reporting Workshop. It's not often that a college term paper turns into state law. But that's exactly what happened in 2013 when six students at the ...
Rand's lawyer on guilty plea: 'I could go puke'
Final update: Reno family practice physician Dr. Robert Rand pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and distributing a controlled substance, bringing to a close the year-long "pill mill" case that involved the deaths of two of Rand's ...
DMX raps about his defense lawyer after court appearance for tax evasion case
Rapper DMX dropped a new song Monday at court — about his famous defense lawyer, Murray Richman. "We don't worry with Murray/Get you out of jail in a hurry/When the government trying to bury you good," he chanted following a brief Manhattan Federal ...
A Law Firm Famed for Lean Staffing Gets Leaner
Miller, in an interview with The American Lawyer in March, said the firm's financial results last year—including nearly 6 percent revenue growth—were a sign that its Lean strategy was paying off. "That investment is coming home to roost to our ...
Who is Ty Cobb? The top corruption lawyer just hired by Donald Trump
The White House has hired a highly experienced lawyer who who has spent much of his career defending corruption cases and white-collar crime, to be in house counsel for Russia-related matters. Ty Tobb, a close descendent of a celebrated but ...
Lawyer for Hasidic Man Convicted in Assault Calls Him a 'Scapegoat'
A lawyer for the only defendant tried and convicted in a gang assault in Brooklyn that left a black man blind in one of his eyes has appealed her client's guilty verdict, claiming he was “a scapegoat” in the attack and there was insufficient evidence ...
Lawyer wants case dropped against mom accused of harming unborn child with overdose
The attorney for a Butler County woman charged with harming her unborn child by overdosing on heroin while pregnant called on a judge Monday to dismiss her criminal case. Joseph Smith, a Butler County public defender, filed paperwork on behalf of his ...
Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)
His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he's commander in chief. Here ...
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President Trump's Lawyer Faces Ethical Questions
Jay Sekulow, President Trump's attorney, is a major figure in the conservative Christian political movement. But there are very big ethical questions about the two charities he's involved in. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
R. Kelly's Lawyer Responds to Explosive Allegations That He's Holding Women Against Their Will in a 'Cult'
R. Kelly's lawyer has responded to allegations that the singer is holding women against their will in an alleged abusive "cult." Buzzfeed News reported on Monday that at least two sets of parents have reported the 50-year-old singer to police, claiming ...
Trump Jr. attorney offers details about 8th person at meeting
The meeting, which took place in Trump Tower in New York City, involved Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, publicist Rob Goldstone, Russian-American ...