The guilty plea of President Donald Trump’s long-time fixer, attorney, and confidant Michael Cohen revealed the inner-workings of a complex scheme to keep damaging stories of Mr. Trump’s extramarital affairs under wraps. It involved a web of shell companies,...
In a federal courtroom in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, President Trump's longtime lawyer, fixer, and (perhaps literal) partner in crime pleaded guilty to eight felonies; and while the President may not have been mentioned by...
The recent release of FISA surveillance warrant applications related to former Trump advisor Carter Page has thrust the once obscure FISA court back into the spotlight, resurfacing criticism that the high proportion of warrant applications the FISA court approves...
The 412-page disclosure of four FISA applications and corresponding court orders authorizing surveillance on former Trump advisor Carter Page released Saturday is unprecedented. Never before has a FISA warrant been made public. The documents reveal that the government presented extensive...
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold President Trump's travel ban. Roughly Explained's Taylor Griffin appeared on BBC World News to explain why.   Read more about the Supreme Court decision. http://www.roughlyexplained.com/2018/06/why-the-supreme-court-upheld-president-trumps-travel-ban/
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, upheld President Trump’s ban on visitors from five predominantly Muslim countries. This third version of the ban was more narrowly tailored and thus more likely to survive court scrutiny. As Ilya Shapiro...
Can President Trump really pardon himself, as he claimed in a tweet Monday? Legal scholars disagree, but even if he did, it would do little to free him from the scrutiny he is now facing. A pardon could only...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly told President Donald Trump that he’s not the “target” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe or the investigation into Trump Attorney Michael Cohen being overseen by the US Attorney for the Southern...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has tapped Edward O’Callaghan, a widely respected veteran prosecutor, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, a post that is among the most important  at the Department of Justice. The PADAG, as the position is...

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