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Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of power

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department's motion to dismiss criminal charges against ex-national security Michael Flynn has found that the government's request should be denied because there is “clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.”  Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson says in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said there was evidence of a “gross abuse” of prosecutorial power and that the request should be denied.

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House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. ...

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Dems get inside Trump inner circle with Hope Hicks interview

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks arrives for closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The closed-door interview that House lawmakers have with Hope Hicks, a former communications director for President Donald Trump, marks the first time they are hearing from someone linked to his inner circle since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

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Rosenstein urges attorneys to model civility, educate public on legal principles

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during an event at the Newseum, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Washington. Rosenstein says the Justice Department is still reviewing its policy that makes it difficult for prosecutors to subpoena reporters about their sources. Justice Department policy on news media subpoenas has evolved over the years. But the current policy requires high levels of approval before a reporter can be subpoenaed. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

OCEAN CITY — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein addressed a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday to open the Maryland State Bar Association’s Legal Summit and Annual Meeting, where he called on his fellow attorneys to model moderation and skepticism in an ...

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John Dean calls Mueller report a ‘road map’ for Trump probe

Former White House counsel for the Nixon Administration John Dean arrives for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller Report on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Monday.

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Trump lashes special counsel after he says no exoneration

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump assailed special counsel Robert Mueller as a "never Trumper" and a rejected, conflicted job-seeker on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump's repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of committing a federal crime of obstruction of justice.

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Trump moves to escalate the investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive for a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. Former intelligence officials ...

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Pelosi promises methodical action on ‘constitutional crisis’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who is expected to lead the 116th Congress as speaker of the House, is seated on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the country faces a “constitutional crisis” over President Donald Trump’s resistance to congressional investigation and promised a methodical, if lengthy, effort to pursue oversight of the White House. Pelosi made no promise ...

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Trump invokes ‘privilege’ over the full Mueller report

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for a trip to Atlanta with first lady Melania Trump to participate an opioids summit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress. The administration’s ...

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