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Newly Released State Department Docs Reveal Multiple Giuliani, Pompeo Contacts

While the Trump administration has stonewalled against House document requests related to the Ukraine scandal, late yesterday an ethics watchdog group, with a court’s intervention, managed to get nearly 100 pages of such documents from the State Department. The group, American Oversight, claims that the resulting documents show repeated contacts between Secretary of State Mike […]

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Judge Rules Against Trump in Defamation Case

Not only has President Trump lost his latest attempt to stop a defamation lawsuit against him, but one implication of that loss is that Trump now has less than three weeks to meet the deadline for him to give a deposition in the case. The court ruling, made by New York state Supreme Court Justice […]

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Trump’s EPA Weakens Waste Disposal Rules for Coal-Burning Power Plants

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it would be rolling back environmental rules aimed at protecting drinking water from the waste products of coal-burning power plants, including hazardous heavy metals like lead, arsenic, and mercury. At issue is coal ash, a contaminant-laden residue from burning coal, which coal-fired plants were and […]

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on Tax Returns

Today a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump cannot block the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from subpoenaing Trump’s accounting firm for Trump’s tax returns and other accounting records. Trump’s side, which had made the appeal after losing in a lower court, attempted to argue that a sitting president has such broad immunity from criminal […]