Three weeks before the midterm elections, the Justice Department charges a Russian woman for interfering in the U.S. political system.
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The Department of Justice has filed a criminal complaint and supporting affidavit against Elena Khusyaynova with a conspiracy to defraud the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. §371.
In a motion to dismiss, the Trump campaign says that collusion between the campaign and Wikileaks or Russian agents would be protected by the First Amendment.
I had a conversation with Kenneth Starr about Bob Mueller and Rod Rosenstein. He said some interesting stuff.
The deputy attorney general has become an essential bulwark in the defense of American institutions of the rule of law. And his departure would create a dangerous hole.
Manafort’s plea does not implicate the president—but it’s really bad news for him.
The special counsel's office has filed a superseding criminal information in the case against Paul Manafort. The document is available here and below. The plea agreement and statement of offense are also available below.
Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller has filed his brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging Special Counsel Robert Mueller's authority to subpoena him. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a contempt order against Miller in August 2018 for his refusal to comply with the subpoena, which Miller is now appealing. The brief is available in full below.
Andrew Miller Brief Challenging Special Counsel's Authority
Despite what Rudy Giuliani says, there's no hard-and-fast Justice Department policy by which Robert Mueller must conclude his investigation or lie low in advance of the midterm elections.
Contrary to what allies of the president have suggested, the absence of a hearing regarding the Carter Page FISA application is not cause for alarm or a conclusion that the court glossed over a FISA application.