Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Saturday Open Thread | Judge denies Trump’s request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents

(CNN)After President Donald Trump’s lawyers sought to keep their protest over privilege in Michael Cohen‘s seized documents confidential, federal Judge Kimba Wood told them they must publicly file their objections to the special master’s attorney-client privilege designations. The only thing … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Preet Bharara: Trump pardoning himself would be ‘self-executing impeachment’

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Sunday that it would almost be a “self-executing impeachment” if President Trump were to pardon himself. “I think it would be outrageous for a sitting president … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Mueller issues grand jury subpoena to Roger Stone adviser

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a social media specialist who previously worked for Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, according to a report. A lawyer for social media and Twitter expert Jason Sullivan told Reuters that two subpoenas were delivered … Continue reading

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Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels settlement

In a television interview that appeared to contradict President Donald Trump’s prior statements, Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Wednesday night that Trump had repaid Michael Cohen for the $130,000 he facilitated to Stormy Daniels in 2016. “It’s not campaign … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an “informant”

Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an "informant" – @RichardEngel reports: pic.twitter.com/28ByrRfNMS — TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 27, 2018

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Thursday Open Thread | Comey: I’m “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican party

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican Party, arguing the party is willing to sacrifice its values to earn legislative wins. Comey said he was first attracted to the Republican Party because it … Continue reading

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Michael Cohen to plead the 5th in the Stormy Daniels case

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s long-time personal attorney, is asserting his Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination, according to a filing in federal court on Wednesday. The filing is in a case against Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who allegedly … Continue reading

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