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Skadden, a corporate litigation behemoth, has recently been touched by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. In February, Alex van der Zwaan, formerly an attorney in Skadden's London office, pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors and the FBI. He ...
... about the much discussed possibility of a pardon for his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, Trump snapped back "Stupid question." While insulting for the White House press corps, it must have been a welcomed response for the White House counsel. Despite indications that Trump has been looking ...

John Edwards' defense attorney Greg Craig speaks to a crowd of reporters on June 3, 2011 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Edwards, the ... President Barack Obama talks with White House Counsel Gregory Craig, after Craig, and other White House staff members were sworn-in on Jan. 21, 2009, in ...
White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short told CNN on Monday morning that there's "no need" to pardon Cohen "at this point." Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations. Federal agents raided his home, ...
Cohen, of course, is Michael Cohen, the President's longtime lawyer and fixer. His legal case is causing significant turmoil inside the White House, three administrations officials told CNN, far more than Comey. Read More. Cohen is considered "a wild card that we can do little to nothing about," one of the ...
The White House plans to nominate Dan Michael Berkovitz, a commodities lawyer intimately familiar with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, for a Democratic seat on the commission, according to an April 16 announcement. Berkovitz served as CFTC general counsel from 2009 to 2013 before ...

"I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process." The president's tweet posted moments before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was spotted by a reporter leaving the White House. The No. 2 Justice Department official with ...
It Appears The White House Has Put Special Counsel Mueller On Notice ... The White House seems to be putting Special Counsel Robert Mueller on notice. ... Because usually most legal experts believe that he would have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller, and Rosenstein ...
The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump believes he has the power to dismiss Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "He certainly believes ... investigation. Under Justice Department regulations, only Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia investigation, can fire Mueller.
(CNN) After White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the White House is "not probing whether Jared Kushner violated the law," questions remain about what exactly the White House Counsel's Office is looking into, with respect to President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.
White House seeks to distance itself from the Stormy Daniels story by shifting the focus to Trump's lawyer and his 2016 campaign ... some distance between the administration and two key parties in the Daniels controversy: The 2016 Trump campaign and the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
As White House counsel, McGahn has played a prominent but controversial role shepherding Trump's Cabinet picks through confirmation, as well as notching lifetime appointments for 29 federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. McGahn has also been central to the reversal of myriad ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly put the White House on notice: If Rod Rosenstein goes, I might go, too. The Washington Post's Sari Horwitz, Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey, and Matt Zapotosky report that Sessions told White House counsel Don McGahn last weekend that if ...
... personal legal counsel. The Justice Department announced Friday that Cohen has been "under criminal investigation" for months in New York over his business dealings. Earlier Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say whether Cohen was still Trump's personal attorney.
Washington (CNN) The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Thomas Cullen to become U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Cullen is a 40-year-old Roanoke-based attorney at Woods Rogers and a former federal prosecutor. His father, Richard Cullen, served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia ...
ROANOKE — President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Thomas Cullen for U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Cullen is a 40-year-old Roanoke-based attorney at Woods Rogers and a former federal prosecutor. The U.S. Senate is likely to act in several months' time on the nomination, said ...

The American people deserve a White House staff that clearly meets the highest standards and that has been carefully vetted — especially those who work closely with the president or handle sensitive national security information,” the memo, which is addressed to White House counsel Don McGahn, ...
He reports to White House counsel Don McGahn, who represented the conservative Koch network as a lawyer during the period when Roman was working for the Kochs' Freedom Partners group as head of research — a $269,000-a-year job that involved tracking the activities of Democratic political ...
A former top in-house lawyer at Chevron Corp. who earlier lobbied for DLA Piper has joined the White House counsel's office. Kevin O'Scannlain will serve as special assistant to the president and associate counsel to the president. He is a son of Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, and one of his ...
A group of twelve Democratic senators sent a letter Friday to chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn asking when they first knew of the domestic abuse allegations against Porter by his ex-wives. "We recognize that you and the President have tremendous discretion in deciding whom ...
Like so many claims made by the White House, Dowd's bold declaration of “unprecedented” cooperation is overblown. Those numbers don't stack up all that impressively against the most recent special counsel investigation involving the White House. In late 2003, Patrick Fitzgerald, then-U.S. attorney for ...
A partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Burck represents Steve Bannon, the former chief political strategist for Trump, Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, and White House counsel Don McGahn. Burck's triple-play has raised some eyebrows, mainly on the left, over whether the ...
President Trump has tapped Maine attorney Emory A. Rounds III to serve as director of the Office of Government Ethics, an office within the White House. ... Before joining the office, Rounds was an ethics counsel on the White House counsel's staff for six years during the administration of President George ...
After receiving the president's order to fire Mr. Mueller, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the ... Around the time Mr. Trump wanted to fire Mr. Mueller, the president's legal team, led then by his longtime personal lawyer in New York, Marc E.
Toensing's legal partner and husband, diGenova, is a former Reagan-era U.S. attorney later appointed to serve as an independent counsel to ... the job as White House communications director last May but instead opted to work for the president as the main spokesman for personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz.
Foreign Policy reported Thursday that Trump “personally” decided to limit what Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, would tell House investigations on Tuesday. Trump based his decision on advice from Uttam Dhillon, a deputy White House counsel, said the report, which was based on two ...
White House attorney Ty Cobb says not only did President Trump not collude with Russia to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but the term "collusion" is being misused. "Is collusion in the federal code?" CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett asked Cobb Wednesday on "The ...
S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) director Bryan Stirling was also considered for the post, but only Lydon and McCoy were vetted by the White House. The U.S. attorney is the top federal prosecutor for the state of South Carolina. That's a tremendously powerful office – and a tremendously necessary ...
White House Attorney: Trump Is 'Very Eager' To Speak With Robert Mueller In Russia Probe. When asked if he'd be willing ... On this week's episode of @TakeoutPodcast WH lawyer Ty Cobb tells @MajorCBS he believes the president will be interviewed by the special counsel. pic.twitter.com/XWK339srdZ.
The White House is reportedly at a crossroads as staffers and some members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are eyeing the exits. National-security adviser H.R. McMaster and White House counsel Don McGahn are believed to be among those considering leaving the White House. Staffers have ...
FILE- In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. A grand jury used by Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist ...
On this day in 2007, Harriet Miers resigned as President George W. Bush's counsel as the White House girded for an anticipated political struggle with a newly ... A letter to Leahy signed by James Clinger, the acting assistant attorney general, said “we are not able to disclose” operational details of the CIA ...
The White House also turned over to the special counsel notes taken by McGahn and one of his deputies, James Burnham, of two meetings they had with Flynn, then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and then-head of the Justice Department's National Security Division Mary McCord on Jan. 26 and Jan.
(CNN) The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert ... after an internal investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general uncovered politically tinged messages exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
His name has come up more than once. In Sally Yates' testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last May, it did. When there were whispers of the president contemplating canning Robert Mueller, it sprouted again. And then yet again last week in the context of the Nunes memo. Usually a largely ...
White House lawyer Uttam Dhillon made headlines after a Thursday report claimed he misled President Donald Trump about whether he could fire former FBI Director ... In his role as associate deputy attorney general, Dhillon worked right under Comey, who was deputy attorney general from 2003-2005.
Shannon McGahn, a top Treasury Department official and wife of the White House's top lawyer, is leaving the Trump administration to become staff director of ... The announcement came one day after The New York Times reported that her husband, White House counsel Don McGahn, had asked Attorney ...
Dhillon, the White House deputy counsel, had served as the chief oversight counsel for the House Financial Services Committee since 2014 when Trump appointed him to the White House legal team a year ago. Dhillon had also worked as the associate deputy attorney general in the Justice Department ...
Shaub, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump who served as ethics director under the Obama administration and is now a CNN contributor, was responding to a report in the Times that said Trump ordered McGahn last March to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from oversight ...
Clarke largely blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the lack of diversity ... Gregory Katsas, another pick for judge, is a White House lawyer ...
White House Counsel Don McGahn will be interviewed by investigators ... in which former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told White House ...
Kelly, 61, was elected as county attorney in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Before his election seven years ago, he served for a decade as chief ...
White House counsel Donald McGahn on Friday blasted as "completely false" the criticism that President Trump has outsourced his judicial ...
... he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office. ... is a deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, is the ...
The White House says it is playing ball with Justice Department special ... have said they expect Congress to permit the special counsel to do his work. ... But his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is scheduled on Tuesday ...
White House lawyer Ty Cobb said Sunday the president's tweets calling an ... are not a reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe. ... Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told CNN on Sunday that Mueller may ...
Jared Kushner's lawyer sent a sensitive letter to an email prankster: Days ... in the White House over Mueller's probe: White House counsel Don ...
West Wing staffers were concerned that White House counsel Don McGahn ... of the Trump campaign and several Russians, including a lawyer with ties ... attorney Ty Cobb, tasked with handling the White House's response to ...
West Wing officials were worried the White House Counsel Don McGahn might resign if President Donald Trump gives free rein to son-in-law ...


 

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