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really fascinating interview with ken feinberg the lawyer who has found himself time and time again in charge
Really fascinating interview with Ken Feinberg, the lawyer who has found himself time and time again in charge of administering victim funds after major disasters and tragedies, including 9/11, the BP oil spill, Catholic sex abuse scandal and more.
https://t.co/7TfF9lrSjF
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chuck rosenberg a veteran attorney who has served at doj fbi and dea says in a universe where there was no int
Chuck Rosenberg, a veteran attorney who has served at DOJ, FBI and DEA, says in a universe where there was no internal policy against indicting a president, he would have brought obstruction of justice charges against Trump. https://t.co/LJaw8sSPjq
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nsa has recommended ending a phone metadata program first created by george w bush without either congressiona
NSA has recommended ending a phone metadata program first created by George W. Bush without either congressional or court approval. A version of the program was authorized by Congress in 2015 and is up for renewal this year. Scoop by @dnvolz and @wstrobel https://t.co/AMorDl7cj2
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in dueling legal analyses mueller and barr disagree over whether a president can obstruct justice simply by do
In dueling legal analyses, Mueller and Barr disagree over whether a president can obstruct justice simply by doing a lawful, official action. Barr argued no in an infamous 2018 memo, Mueller team is "not persuaded,' they write in today's report. https://t.co/1POtnlryYa
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new trump personally directed mike flynn to find hillary clinton s deleted emails special counsel says flynn t
NEW: Trump personally directed Mike Flynn to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, special counsel says. Flynn then reached out to GOP operative Peter Smith and Grassley staffer Barbara Ledeen, who embarked on parallel efforts to obtain them from hackers. https://t.co/qyQdImDRgO
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new imaad zuberi a donor named in a subpoena to the trump inaugural is also under a second investigation by fe
NEW: Imaad Zuberi, a donor named in a subpoena to the Trump inaugural, is also under a second investigation by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles — who are probing questions about his businesses and interactions with foreign governments.
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a well deserved congratulations to and the rest of the team that reported scoop after scoop on trump s involve
A well deserved congratulations to @mrothfeld @joe_palazzolo @rebeccaballhaus @rebeccadobrien @nicole_hong and the rest of the @WSJ team that reported scoop after scoop on Trump's involvement in hush money payments — culminating with the president's lawyer going to jail. https://t.co/h00o5ddqUx
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the wall street journal is the winners of this year s pulitzer prize for national reporting on the hush money
The Wall Street Journal is the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on the hush money payments Donald Trump paid to Stormy Daniels.
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former sri lankan defense secretary gotabaya rajapaksa has been hit with two civil lawsuits in the us alleging
Former Sri Lankan defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been hit with two civil lawsuits in the U.S. alleging human rights abuses. He's a possible candidate for president in Sri Lanka and he believes suits are an attempt by opponents to derail his bid.
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prior to the manafort indictment there was an average of 45 new foreign agent registrations a month between 20
Prior to the Manafort indictment, there was an average of 45 new foreign agent registrations a month between 2010 and 2017. After his indictment the average jumped to 77. Obama WH counsel Greg Craig is the latest casualty in a DOJ crackdown on such cases. https://t.co/Fp370WhWFf

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the rnc just sent around the posts fusion gps story with this very critical line removed
The RNC just sent around the Post’s Fusion GPS story with this very critical line removed.
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the unenthusiastic plaid shirt guy at the montana trump rally was detained and ided by police and the secret s
The unenthusiastic “plaid shirt guy” at the Montana Trump rally was detained and IDed by police and the Secret Service after being removed from the bleachers and then escorted out of the arena. https://t.co/oiLv1Dh4sx
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writing for esquire goes to sibley iowa where he finds devin nunes s family running a dairy farm reliant on il
Writing for Esquire, goes to Sibley, Iowa, where he finds Devin Nunes's family running a dairy farm reliant on illegal immigrant labor. https://t.co/QMlldBaRPA
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democrats knew full well that the documents that booker and hirono released this morning were no longer confid
Democrats knew full well that the documents that Booker and Hirono released this morning were no longer confidential, according to D+R lawmakers and aides.

I asked if his remarks in committee were a stunt. He told me I violating the constitution by being in his way.
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spotted at the rncincle i m told it s being replaced for obvious reasons
Spotted at the #RNCinCLE. I'm told it's being replaced for obvious reasons.
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this is how congress hides sexual harassment settlements according to documents obtained by buzzfeed they get
This is how Congress hides sexual harassment settlements, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed. They get paid out as salary, looks like nothing out of the ordinary on paper. https://t.co/FQ68pFh4FW
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the wsj editorial board on trump s comments that the soviets were right to invade afghanistan in 1979 we canno
The WSJ editorial board on Trump's comments that the Soviets were right to invade Afghanistan in 1979: "We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President" https://t.co/LVb1CvtI3G
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in a court hearing over s press credential government lawyers advanced a legal theory that would let president
In a court hearing over ’s press credential, government lawyers advanced a legal theory that would let President Trump ban reporters from White House grounds for any reason — including the tenor and tone of their coverage. https://t.co/mII4L4AVGB
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trump did better than romney among blacks by 5 points he did 2 points better among latinos
Trump did better than Romney among blacks by 5 points. He did 2 points better among Latinos.
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