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Merrick Garland's reliance on the career Associate Deputy Attorney General rather than a PADAG to oversee Special Counsel investigations seems to have created a kind of navel-gazing that only encourages ethical problems with the investigations.
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Between his motion to dismiss for absolute immunity and his motion to dismiss under Presidential Records Act, Trump is quite literally claiming that being President gave him authority to steal boxes and boxes of classified documents.
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In a story struggling to explain how Alexander Smirnov relates to the side channel Bill Barr set up to launder dirt from Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani mouthpiece Ken Vogel covers up the role of Rudy and the alleged Russian spies from whom he solicited dirt on Hunter Biden.
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A Delaware court will consider Hunter Biden's motion for summary judgment against John Paul Mac Isaac today. If he prevails, the decision may roil both criminal cases against Hunter Biden and 40 months of propaganda from Murdoch properties.
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The Alexander Smirnov prosecution provides more evidence that the reason why David Weiss reneged on a plea deal was to chase this bribery claim.
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In addition to sweeping motions to dismiss the indictment against him, Hunter Biden also filed a number of technical motions that would have the effect of chipping away at most of the charges against him.
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Alexander Smirnov admitted some of the claims he has made about Hunter Biden came from Russian spies.
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In their reply motion to compel, Hunter Biden's attorneys manage to get both Smirnov and blow into the act.
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Robert Hur used his investigation into Joe Biden as an opportunity to snoop through Joe Biden's diaries ... and he did so even though no prosecutor had done such a thing in the past.
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Bradley Weinsheimer defended Robert Hur's attacks on doddering old man Joe Biden by pointing to a section of the Justice Manual added just days or hours before Hur finished his report.
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By settling Andrew McCabe's lawsuit, DOJ conceded that Robert Hur and others had deprived the former FBI Deputy Director of due process. Then DOJ put Hur in charge of an investigation of Joe Biden.
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Even before Russians dropped a match onto the bonfire of partisan divide in 2016, Republicans were absolutely convinced Hillary was either a criminal or they could make her one.
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When the actual facts didn't match Tony Bobulinski's claims in recent Oversight Committee testimony, he accused everyone else of lying.
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Alexei Navalny, Russia’s opposition leader and founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, died today as a complication of Vladimir Putin’s trumped-up imprisonment.