Meet the man poised to battle Dems from the White House

Pat Cipollone is poised to take on one of the most difficult jobs in Washington: counsel for President Trump’s White House.

Judge calls Manafort plea deal ‘highly unusual’

The federal district court judge who presided over Paul Manafort’s criminal trial in Virginia called the plea deal President Trump’s former campaign chairman reached with federal prosecutors “highly unusual.”Just T…

Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws

The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will allow North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the general elections.

The lasting effect of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

The Senate fight over Brett Kavanaugh is finally over, but legal experts say the bruising confirmation battle could have a lasting effect on his Supreme Court career and the public’s perception of him….

Ruth Bader Ginsburg denies DOJ request to block Ross deposition in 2020 Census case

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday rejected a request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to temporarily block an order requiring Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and another official …

Republicans shift course after outside counsel falters

Senate Republicans on Thursday abandoned using the outside prosecutor they had hired to question both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, underscoring what many observers said was a major GOP misstep by relyi…

Graham explodes at Dems, rips proceedings as ‘unethical sham’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) grew visibly angry and yelled at Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) and other committee Democrats in a fiery exchange during Thursday’s…

Avenatti: client who can back sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh prepared to take polygraph

Michael Avenatti told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that his client is prepared to take a lie detector test to prove she can corroborate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh.

Controversy over Kavanaugh could weigh on Roberts court

The political fury surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process could prompt the Supreme Court to hold off on tackling high-profile cases on issues like abortion and affirmative action in its upcoming term, accordin…

Supreme Court denies Crossroads GPS request to temporarily block campaign finance ruling

The Supreme Court has denied a request from a conservative political group to temporarily block a lower court ruling which would force it to disclose its donors.The request for a stay had initially been entered by…

Manafort seeks plea deal without special counsel cooperation: report

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is pushing for a plea deal that would keep him from having to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, ABC News reports.Multiple media outlets have…

Protesters dress as ‘handmaids’ for Kavanaugh hearings

Women dressed as handmaids stood lining the halls on Tuesday outside the hearing room where senators will spend the next few days grilling President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.The protesters in t…

5 topics likely to come up as Kavanaugh hearing begins

Brett Kavanaugh will kick off three days in the hot seat on Tuesday as hearings begin on potentially President Trump’s most influential judicial nominee.The former D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge is a conservat…

Court strikes down North Carolina congressional map as unconstitutional

A three-judge panel in North Carolina on Monday struck down the state’s Republican-drawn redistricting map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander for the second time this year.The U.S. District Court for the M…

Manafort verdict strengthens Mueller’s hand for round two

It could be déjà vu when Paul Manafort suits up for his second court battle next month.Legal experts say that federal prosecutors, fresh off a victory this past week in Virginia, stand a good cha…

Swalwell: We don’t have enough evidence to impeach Trump

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said Sunday there is not enough evidence yet to bring impeachment proceedings against President Trump.On ABC’s “This Week,” Swalwell said Trump is not above the law, but Democrats don’…

Pardon carries risks for both Trump and Manafort

It’s a Trump pardon or bust for Paul Manafort.Winning a presidential pardon may be the only hope of escaping prison for Trump’s former campaign chairman now that he’s been convicted on eight coun…

Jury convicts Manafort on eight felony counts

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight charges of bank and tax fraud.Manafort faced a total of 18 counts, but the jury said it was deadlocked on the remaining 10 charges. A mist…

Manafort judge says he’s received threats

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The judge in the tax and bank fraud trial against one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Friday he’s been threatened over the case, denying a request from media outlets to release the names…

Manafort jury ends first day with questions, including definition of ‘reasonable doubt’

The jury in the criminal trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sent a note to the judge asking him to redefine “reasonable doubt” and answer three other questions as their first day of deliberations d…