U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceedA U.S. judge on Monday backed Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the federal Russia investigation, allowing a case to proceed against a Russian company accused of helping fund a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. Judge Dabney Friedrich, in an opinion filed in the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, rejected an argument by the company, Concord Management and Consulting LLC, that Mueller was unlawfully appointed and lacked prosecutorial authority.


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Judge admits error in Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has repeatedly clashed in the Paul Manafort trial with Judge T.S. Ellis, who has refused to let prosecutors display photos of Manafort’s luxury purchases, urged them to hurry up their questions and has even reprimanded one lawyer for being impolite and not looking at the judge while speaking to him.


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Paul Manafort trial Day 9: Judge seals discussion of Rick Gates, Trump and the ongoing Mueller investigation

  1. Paul Manafort trial Day 9: Judge seals discussion of Rick Gates, Trump and the ongoing Mueller investigation  Washington Post
  2. Special Counsel Is Granted Request to Keep Inquiry Details Private  New York Times
  3. Prosecutors Expected To Rest Friday After Scrutiny Of Paul Manafort’s Finances  NPR
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Judge Threatens Sessions With Contempt Over Deported Asylum Seekers

  1. Judge Threatens Sessions With Contempt Over Deported Asylum Seekers  New York Times
  2. Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers  NPR
  3. ‘Pretty outrageous’: Federal judge blasts US, orders plane carrying deported mother and daughter to turn around  USA TODAY
  4. Lawsuit Challenges Administration’s Crackdown On Asylum-Seekers  NPR
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'Pretty outrageous': Federal judge blasts US, orders plane carrying deported mother and daughter to turn around

  1. ‘Pretty outrageous’: Federal judge blasts US, orders plane carrying deported mother and daughter to turn around  USA TODAY
  2. Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers  NPR
  3. Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals  NBCNews.com
  4. Lawsuit Challenges Administration’s Crackdown On Asylum-Seekers  NPR
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U.S. judge apologizes to prosecutors in former Trump aide Manafort's trial

U.S. judge apologizes to prosecutors in former Trump aide Manafort's trialThe rare apology by U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis surprised observers in his Alexandria, Virginia courtroom, who have watched the judge repeatedly criticize the government’s handling of the case while giving leeway to Manafort’s lawyers. “But like any human, and this robe doesn’t make me anything other than human, I sometimes make mistakes.” Ellis had chastised prosecutors for allowing IRS agent Michael Welch to be in court before he testified on Wednesday, saying he did not like witnesses present before taking the stand. When I exclude witnesses, I mean everybody.” Prosecutors had told Ellis he had approved having Welch and other expert witnesses attend the proceedings, a point they repeated in a court filing on Thursday asking for a “curative instruction” to the jury to set the record straight.


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